One of the first contemporary personal narratives about living with HIV in the 21st century, Fever urgently interrogates the social meanings of HIV, and how they’ve evolved in the era of treatment.
Palliative care, often misunderstood, is not synonymous with hospice care.
Our measures to stay safe during the pandemic may have made us more susceptible to other respiratory illnesses.
Researchers are piecing together clues to better understand the puzzling array of symptoms in those who never seem to fully recover from COVID-19.
Palliative care is about living well and meeting patients’ goals, but referral can be more complex than access to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Palliative care should be as accessible as MAID.
With new US COVID-19 cases topping 200,000 a day, contact tracers are overwhelmed. Here’s how infected people can start tracing and notifying contacts themselves.
Many young people with inflammatory bowel disease choose to conceal their diagnosis from friends and colleagues.
The pandemic has revealed the complexity of new and ongoing health crises. Post-secondary institutions need to respond to this complexity with an interdisciplinary approach to teaching health issues.
Stories featuring demons and sex date back to early Judaism and Christianity. They inspired the witch craze and continue to be believed by many conservative Christians in America.
Images of religious buildings being used to treat the sick shouldn’t come as surprise. The practice has a long tradition, dating back to the Middle Ages.
A first-century B.C. Roman poet and philosopher, Lucretius was worried that our fear of death could lead to irrational beliefs and actions that could harm society.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.
Public figures, authors, artists and journalists have long written about their experience of dying. But why do they do it? And what do we gain?
Fighting off infection comes with predictable psychological and behavioral features. Now researchers suggest an emotion coordinates this response to help you get better. They call it ‘lassitude.’
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
We asked five experts if your mental state can affect how well you recover from illness and disease. Five out of five said yes.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
If the curative thesis is true, then most medicine throughout history – as well as much contemporary medicine – isn’t medicine at all.
Reports of demonic possession are once again on the rise. But during the devil’s last apogee in early modern Europe, demonic afflictions were taken seriously by both priests and physicians.