In these progressive times in which women and men are delaying marriage and children, too, the topic of female fertility — and how it's not going to be there forever, ladies! — seems to come up again and again. But what really are we supposed to do with this information?
A mechanical technique being tested in Australia is being credited with saving the lives of three people who were clinically dead for more than 40 minutes. Here's how it works.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder does not look the same in boys and girls. Women with the disorder tend to be less hyperactive and impulsive, more disorganized, scattered, forgetful, and introverted. The misunderstanding stem from the early studies of the disorder which, a research says, "were based on really hyperactive young white boys."
Medical researchers dropped their microscopes on Sunday when a team of doctors from Mississippi revealed that an infant in their care was born with HIV and cured two years later. Dr. Hannah Gay, who treated the baby, dropped the mic.
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Imagine telling your grandma in 2003 that within a decade we'd invent a wearable video camera that wirelessly transmits images to your eyeball, effectively allowing the blind to see. She would've laughed you out the door!
Medicine is a mysterious thing sometimes. The unmistakeable efficacy of using fecal transplants to cure tough bacterial infections counts as one of those times.
When you go to the doctor, do you want your doctor to say, "How'd I like med school? I graduated early, breezed right through that business."
Discovered: Winged dinosaurs arrived earlier than thought; too much trust in chemotherapy; don't let your toddlers drink eyedrops; a study that studies studies which boast "very large effects."
The world has long been fascinated with the idea that the blood of young people could have rejuvenating qualities, like a glorious fountain of youth, only horrifying. Turns out the world is sort of right.
A new study shoots big holes in one of the major criticisms of the HPV vaccine, by showing that young girls don't become more promiscuous after getting shots to protect against the sexually transmitted disease.
Medical researchers are well on their way to the future with new testing methods that can diagnose a plethora of diseases with just a sample of the patient's breath.
Shinya Yamanaka of Japan and John Gurdon of England have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, kicking off a big for the most-coveted awards in the world.
If you're bored with your little smartphone and less-little tablet, you might consider investing in one of the latest impressive touchscreen devices: mirrors.
Happening today is a convergence of medicine, technology, social media and a testament ... oh nevermind. You know what? Houston's Memorial Hermann hospital is live-tweeting a brain surgery this morning.
Have you ever imagined a time when your natural body parts could be easily swapped out for bionic versions? That's not possible now, but science is getting us closer to realizing that scifi scenario.
This is troubling on so many levels. The maker of the Avastin cancer drug is currently warning doctors and hospitals that a fake version of the drug has been found, and it's really hard to tell if you might have the fraudulent version.
The Swiss drug maker Novartis has recalled some of its over-the counter medications after it discovered they could have been contaminated with other drugs, which according to the FDA could include powerful, opiate-based painkillers like Percocet.
Plastic surgeons say there's an uptick in young patients wanting a to correct their "earlobe stretching" and coupled with the inevitable fact that people get older, it possibly signals the death of the once-popular body modification trend.
A husband-wife team of researchers at Washington State University can manufacture bones with 3D printing technology, a breakthrough idea they hope will change the future of medicine.
As if Contagion weren't enough to freak you out this flu season, the dangerous details of a pair of new flu viruses -- one bioengineered avian, one naturally occurring swine strain -- is almost enough to make you start wearing a biohazard suit to work.
A study of exemption rates by the Associated Press finds that more and more parents are skipping required vaccines for their children, often out of fear that shots do more harm than good.
It's a somewhat depressing statistic: one in five Americans took at least one medication commonly used to treat a mental disorder in 2010, with women 25 percent more likely to seek out such drug treatment, according to a report released today from Medco, a health care company.
You aren't the only one using search engines to diagnose your symptoms when you get sick (or have a bout of hypochondria).
From blood vessels to organs to edible food, we can now print almost everything
A practical comment on the new trachea transplant
A harder-to-abuse version of Oxycodone could be on shelves by year end
This is not science fiction: it's the very exciting future of tech-based medicine
Critics thought the Valentine's Day stunt reflected surgery's "macho culture"
A study involving 54,000 people has uncovered five genes related to the disease
A look at some odd therapies that nonetheless made it to the medical mainstream
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