Body and Soul
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One of the greatest benefits of the Nobel Peace Prize is the fact that, once a year, it promotes a lively discussion about peace throughout the world.
An unparalleled cataclysm on the other side of the globe sets the stage for a gathering of literary titans at which an 18-year-old crafts an unearthly yet timeless tale of unbridled human arrogance.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
Cancer is a deadly disease and would have been particularly lethal before the recent development of effective treatments. So why didn’t it – or our susceptibility to it – die out long ago?
The effort to prove the soul’s existence through physical means is little more than a fool’s errand.
Scientists have identified a small number of people whose skeletons are extraordinarily break resistant, offering hints on how to make the bones of ordinary people stronger.
Despite the rise of scanners, robots and other new medical technologies, the physician’s hand remains one of medicine’s most valuable diagnostic tools.
The sources of the opioid epidemic are complex, but one powerful motivator has been the pursuit of profit.
Asking patients about sexual matters is universally recognized as an important part of collecting a patient’s medical history. But many physicians don’t take sexual histories from their patients.
The U.S. is facing a shortfall of physicians, but many medical school grads can’t land a spot in a residency program.