The syringes used by medical professionals today can be traced back to her 1899 patent.
Delve into the strange cases of dancing plagues, laughter epidemics, and other bizarre manias throughout history.
Having an intrusive thought doesn’t mean you have OCD.
Bioastronautics researcher Kellie Gerardi envisions a future when space is open to all.
Unsure how to spend your FSA money? From new glasses to over-the-counter (OTC) medication, here are some health products you can purchase using FSA funds.
Frankincense and myrrh are a fragrant part of traditional Christmas celebrations, but what exactly are these pebble-like perfumes?
What is a placebo? Technically, a Latin phrase meaning ‘I will please.’ It’s also a Catholic prayer and a clever insult.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, robbing graves of their corpses for dissection at medical schools was an all too common practice—and sometimes, enraged citizens rose up in protest.
Though she died of cancer in 1951, Henrietta Lacks's immortal cells became the foundation for countless medical advancements.
Leqembi could slow the progression of Alzheimer's, but the side effects can be severe.
Doctors can self-prescribe, but it's generally discouraged and the practice has quite a few stipulations.
“Hands-only CPR” has gained popularity in recent years. So what is it, and when should you use it?
For many premature babies in the early 20th century, their best chance at life involved being put on display on the Coney Island boardwalk.
In an era before modern medicine, laudanum and other opium derivatives became seen as wonder drugs.
The Great Plague of 1665 killed about 100,000 Londoners, but winde, quinsie, and livergrown also took their toll.
In 1982, someone laced bottles of Tylenol with cyanide, killing seven people. Decades later, police could be a step closer to finding out who did it.
Argentinian heart surgeon René Favaloro popularized coronary bypass surgery, which continues to save the lives of people with heart disease.
From baking soda to plain water, these old-timey remedies will get that splinter out fast.