Superfast DNA analysis is now being used to crack medical mysteries when physicians can't figure out whether an infectious microbe is causing the disease.
Only one Canadian discovery has brought home a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. But, like winning another Stanley Cup, Canadians should not give up hope.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
Analysis of 228,000 comments shows that while surgeons are likely to be called ‘outstanding’ and ‘brilliant’, receptionists are branded 'arrogant' and 'rude'. But it's not because they do a bad job.
Avoiding certain foods risks malnutrition.
Evidence now shows that for the majority of healthy people, the risks of bleeding with a daily Aspirin outweigh any heart benefits. How long will it take for your doctor to tell you?
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
If the curative thesis is true, then most medicine throughout history -- as well as much contemporary medicine -- isn't medicine at all.
Research milestones in the study of memory may help us find solutions to memory disorders like Alzheimer's or recovery from brain trauma.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical that can kill germs. It is found in two things many ants love to eat: nectar and honey dew.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
There are many ways of visualising scientific concepts, as we discovered when an artist got in touch about some of our work.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Indonesia’s physicians were active in the nationalist movement. They were involved in associations and political parties. They also became authors and activists.
Canadian physician and scientist Maud Menten's discovery about enzymes was foundational in the work of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient.
Biohacking for cures: what you need to know.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
Maude Abbott's discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It's time she received her due credit.
Right now, you're living in a kind of industrial revolution – where biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing and automation all come together to form synthetic biology.
The US opioid epidemic killed more than 40,000 people in 2016 – now, other countries are at risk.