This diagnosis is 300 years too late.
An 'Elixir of Long Life' is found among 19th-century liquor bottles in New York, and archaeologists mix up a batch. Continue reading →
Some 24 centuries after the ancient Greek father of medicine taught his students under an Oriental plane tree, scientists say they have the tree's genetic blueprint.
A skullcap and brain of a man from the 1200s shows how much more advanced medieval medicine was than thought.
They seem to be everywhere these days. But where do zombies come from?
The big toes, created between 950 to 710 B.C., were most comfortable when worn with sandals, volunteers discovered.
Children in colonial America met untimely ends from all sorts of odd things, from eating bad beans to the mysterious "failure to thrive."
Syphilis arrived in Europe centuries before the famous explorer Christopher Columbus even set sail for the New World.
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