If you come down with the flu, your doctor is more likely than not to write out a prescription for the wrong type of drug.
July 17, 2014 • 11:44 AM • Share
The chair of the doctoral program in medical anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley was written about in the July/August issue of Pacific Standard.
July 15, 2014 • 7:32 PM • Share
Doctors today are too uncomfortable with uncertainty.
July 2, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
A discovery raises the possibility of using a fungal enzyme to deliver drugs directly into the brain.
June 23, 2014 • 11:45 AM • Share
Bryn Nelson gets to the bottom of an emerging—and often shocking—therapy.
May 20, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
People who clash with their partners and children are more likely to die.
May 15, 2014 • 10:21 AM • Share
A pervasive fungus, passed along by pigeon droppings, can kill HIV patients by using a Trojan Horse strategy to invade their brains.
April 30, 2014 • 10:50 AM • Share
Viruses are pretty damn good at evading our immune systems, so researchers co-opted their design.
April 28, 2014 • 10:46 AM • Share
Despite the popularity of animal therapy in American pediatric hospitals, a new research review reveals that there’s little support for its health benefits.
April 14, 2014 • 10:10 AM • Share
Nearly every large drug maker based in the United States had at least one academic medical center official on its board, raising questions about their independence.
April 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
A new report finds that more than half of insurance companies in Medicare’s drug program haven’t reported fraud cases to the government. The findings echo an earlier investigation that found fraud flourishing in the program.
March 12, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Why are common medical procedures so expensive in the United States?
June 10, 2013 • 12:18 PM • Share
Psychiatry is under attack for not being scientific enough, but the real problem is its blindness to culture. When it comes to mental illness, we wear the disorders that come off the rack.
June 3, 2013 • 4:00 AM • Share
The curious case of NAET.
May 8, 2013 • 7:00 AM • Share
Bunny needles, puppy spoons, squirrel otoscopes. Here are some great, well-meaning ways to make children fear doctors AND cute fuzzy animals.
January 3, 2013 • 9:44 AM • Share
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