Articles on Health

Displaying 1 - 20 of 421 articles

James Young Simpson’s Caesarian forceps, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. Stephencdickson/Wikipedia

How forceps permanently changed the way humans are born

Childbirth used to be a terrifying ordeal. But women were surrounded by others – mothers, aunts, sisters – who brought love and experience. But midway through the 19th century, this changed.
Our systematic review found that sexual minority women experience worse treatment in the healthcare system. Roman Kosolapov/ Shutterstock

Sexual minority women face barriers to health care

Health services are routinely falling short when it comes to providing care to lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual minority women.
Alfred Nobel made his fortune through the invention of dynamite. Paramonov Alexander/Shutterstock.com

Discovery of how cells sense oxygen levels earns Nobel Prize

Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn't enough and adapt almost instantly. So how do they do it? The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.

Top contributors

More