Medicine

We Should Quarantine Everyone Coming From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks
An infectious-disease specialist says the time for half-measures is over
October 16, 2014

"There is a real possibility that the numbers will proliferate more rapidly than expected."

Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer
October 13, 2014

I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.

It's Time to Take Back Our Aging, Smelly Bodies
Why it's important to resist shame and disgust
October 06, 2014

Why it's important to resist shame and disgust.

Is Ebola Here to Stay? “That’s Our Biggest Fear."
This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses
October 06, 2014

This new test will be key to separating Ebola from other sicknesses.

This Book Empathizes With Anti-Vaxxers, Who Don't Deserve Empathy
September 29, 2014

That's a big, dangerous, scary mistake.

Ebola Is Spreading Way Faster Than Anyone Predicted
September 19, 2014

The current outbreak is off the charts.

The Strange Case of An 18th-Century Sex Change Surgery
A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation
September 17, 2014

A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation.

Steven Soderbergh Made a Gilded-Age “ER” and It’s Riveting
August 07, 2014

The first ten minutes of "The Knick" are the most gruesome I've seen this year.

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