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What happens when your doctor and pharmacist are the same person
In the US, the physician-dispensing landscape is still messy.
Aspirin has long been prescribed to prevent heart attacks. Now experts say it shouldn’t.
The side effects are not worth the potential benefits, especially for older adults.
Nobel Prize awarded to researchers who parsed how we feel temperature and touch
The pair of scientists identified key mechanisms that enable us to sense heat, cold, and touch in the world around us.
Researchers are using gassy, explosive bacteria to destroy cancer cells
Researchers are weaponizing an ancient protein against cancer.
The next generation of skincare might come from frog foam
Túngara frogs protect their eggs with a special foam that scientists want to use for future, long-acting topical antibiotics.
America needs more Black male doctors. College sports can help.
To boost Black men in medicine, advocates are turning to athletes.
Increasing protein intake could help patients recover from the ICU
Protein might dramatically boost recovery after an ICU stay, but clinicians are just learning how to study its effects.
A simple blood test could save new mothers. Why aren’t more doctors using it?
PPCM may not be as rare as we think—but it doesn't have to be a death sentence.
What umbilical cord tests can and can’t tell us about stillbirths
Umbilical cords are fetal lifelines, but doctors still don't know a lot about their importance in pregnancy screenings.
How to make sure your leech bite doesn’t kill you
You don’t know where that worm’s been … or where it will end up.