Why would thieves have stolen Shakespeare's skull? Back in the day, grave robbing was big business.
New legislation in the U.S. Congress may speed the arrival of new drugs, but will it leave citizens more exposed to dangerous drugs that have not been thoroughly tested? Julia Wilde examines how a drug moves through the FDA's approval process.
While allergies have frequently been mistakenly cited as a consequence of modern civilization, they have been around for thousands of years.
Ancient sources report that Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) had episodes of vertigo, dizziness and limb weakness.
Martin H. Fischer was an American doctor and writer known for his pithy comments on the practice of medicine. Continue reading →
The earliest known filmed surgery and use of anesthesia isn't for the faint of heart.
In some parts of the world, it is legal for people to voluntarily end their lives with help of their doctors. It is so common in one country, in fact, they even have a booming business in suicide tourism.
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