A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
A small study has found that pharmacists would consider re-dispensing medications returned from other patients if they were permitted to do so.
A thousand years of historical sources make it clear that migraine is more than just a headache.
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
Analyzing electronic data from many doctors' experiences with many patients, we can move ever closer to answering the age-old question: what is truly best for each patient?
The relationship between poetry and doctoring has a strong pedigree, but it has all but dissipated. Here's why we need it back.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
Pharmacists are trained to do far more than dispensing medicine, but outdated policies keep them from taking on a greater role in patient care.
It's a myth that hair and nails continue to grow after you die. What else have science discovered about death?
By definition, a rare disease isn't always easy to spot but there are ways to make it easier to do.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
Sacks was able to communicate the fascinating workings of the brain in ways that evoked understanding and compassion.
To avoid ineffective treatments, we need a new way to identify and reduce questionable care. A new Grattan Institute report shows how to do it.
In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
Much of the fear of cancer arises from a lack of control, so I'm at my happiest when a patient with a new diagnosis comes in bewildered and shaken and leaves my office feeling a modicum of control.
Three features of a medical school help predict where medical students will eventually work as doctors: selection, the curriculum, and the professionalism of the newly-qualified doctors.
After a top Scottish medic recently claimed that medicine was too highly rated among the professions, here's the case for the status quo.
More than 20 Australian women doctors defied official discouragement and served as surgeons and medical officers in the first world war.
The NHS might be an election battleground but the system is a world standard, and should not be meddled with for political or economic ends.