A Chinese AI passed the national medical licensing exam, so technically it’s a doctor

Move over, WebMD.

Continued Reefer Madness, 80 years later

A look at how antiquated views and obsolete policies impact patients and physicians alike.

How technology is revolutionizing medicine

Medicine accelerating fast thanks to new tech like bionic eyes or implants that enable paraplegics to walks again.

The CDC warns that “chronic Lyme” is bogus and the treatments are horrifying and deadly

The only thing ‘chronic’ about chronic Lyme is the suffering treatments will cause you.

Homeopathic products will be labeled as bogus unless there’s scientific proof that they work

Maybe they’ll wiggle out of it by printing with ink diluted 1000 times to make it more effective.

First living-donor uterus transplant in the US performed in Texas

Out of four procedures, one has potential for success.

The 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work on autophagy

“I was surprised. I was in my lab,” the professor recalls.

Celebrating life one awesome picture at a time: the Welcome Image Awards 2016

Big science going on at the small scale.

2015 Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine Awarded

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is split into three parts, being divided between William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura — who jointly share a half “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” — and Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.”

First long term study on medical cannabis shows only small adverse effects, but also small reductions in pain

A new study conducted on medical consumption of cannabis came up with some good news, and some bad news: for starters, while there were some adverse effects on consumers, no serious effects were reported. However, the reduction in pain also seems to be very small.

Amazing 1930 map of “Herbal Cures”

Slate just reported on this amazing map of ‘Herbal Cures’ from 1932 of the medicinal plants in common use among pharmacists and the public back then.

Everything you wanted to know about homeopathy but never asked

Last week we described a study which concluded that homeopathy is nothing more than a placebo effect — it was just one of the many scientific studies which found the same thing. But many people swear by homeopathy and, judging from what’s happening in the comment section and our inbox, they feel very strongly about it. So let’s take a step back,

3D Printed Bacteria Answers Questions

While 3D printing at the consumer level has mostly been a novelty, the applications in the medical community have been exceptionally exciting. A certain type of 3D printer, where it would typically extrude plastic layer by layer to create a three-dimensional object, can now be used to extrude gelatin instead, creating breeding grounds for bacteria. It sounds like a John

India Among 15 Nations Tops in Child Pneumonia Deaths: IVAC Study

India Among 15 Nations Tops in Child Pneumonia Deaths: IVAC Study – Breastfeeding for six months, early diagnosis and medicine, effective health delivery and smoke-free cooking could prevent the deaths in developing countries Hyderabad ,Nov 21: India, an emerging economic superpower along with China in Asia, but with below 1 per cent of its GDP spending on public health, registers the highest

Giving Primates a Third Arm (and Why it Matters)

When you first hear of the work done by Miguel Nicolelis and his team, though the “cool factor” is high, you might wonder as to the practical application. Miguel has spent the last number of years (and, in fact, most of his career) working to gives our primate cousins a third (robotic) arm. In his new book, Beyond Boundaries, he

G-spot study sparks controversy

The G-Spot debate is probably never gonna end; and who can carry it out better than the English and the French? They’d fight over absolutely anything: football (as in soccer), rugby, wine vs beer, you name. Now, the most recent topic is the G-Spot (am I supposed to write this with capital letters? Absolutely no idea) study conducted by a

AIDS vaccine shows success for the first time

AIDS is one of the most dangerous diseases nowadays, being a pandemic for many years now, and there’s been quite little development for a cure or a vaccine. However in the past few years researchers have been getting closer and closer to pinning down a solution. Yesterday, a team formed of Thai and US scientists announced that they have found