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Though she died of cancer in 1951, Henrietta Lacks's immortal cells became the foundation for countless medical advancements.
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.
The company wants to help address everything from high cholesterol to depression.
Argentinian heart surgeon René Favaloro popularized coronary bypass surgery, which continues to save the lives of people with heart disease.
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An important figure in modern medicine, Lacks’s unique cells have been used in life-saving treatments. A new statue is another step in giving her the recognition she deserves.
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Celine Dion recently announced that she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome (SPS), a rare and progressive neurological disorder that only affects about one or two out of every 1 million people.
A new type of drug that could eliminate two to four hot flashes per day could soon become a hot commodity.
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2022’s Adderall shortage has been going on since the summer. The FDA finally made it official.
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