Medication for Intentional Forgetting

Ethical controversy surrounds therapeutic forgetting. But the very factors that make memory extinction a laboratory possibility create formidable challenges in doing...
Lola Pellegrino
6 min read

Our Inkblots, Ourselves

Diagnostic picture-based tests are alluringly disruptive: a low cost tool that requires no imaging equipment or blood work and that offers...
Lola Pellegrino
4 min read

When a Doctor Prescribes You Whiskey

It's obvious that drugs and alcohol can be therapeutic–people use them to make themselves feel better–but less obvious is how they...
Lola Pellegrino
4 min read

How the Worst Blood-Pressure Medication Became the Best Testosterone Blocker

Pharmaceutical companies typically apply for FDA approval of a medication for a specific indication. But though FDA approval means the drug...
Lola Pellegrino
4 min read

Beats: Health

Access to health care is as much a matter of public policy as it is the size of a person's pocketbook;...
How We Get To Next
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Who Gets to Be Perfect?

Editing the human genome has huge potential for improving health–for those who can afford it
Corin Faife
10 min read

Why the White Lab Coat Changed Medical History

The white coat's role in medical history reflects the emergence of medicine as a serious scientific field.
Duncan Geere
4 min read

The (Nearly) Unstoppable Success Story of Global Life Expectancy

But dig into the numbers and the picture becomes more complicated–and potentially troubling.
Duncan Geere
3 min read

Solving Medical Mysteries Through Crowdsourcing

It's no WebMD–it's better.
Rachel Nuwer
2 min read

How a Shock Diagnosis Lead to a Genetic Discovery and the Awakening of an Innovator Within

When her child was diagnosed with a rare disease, Sharon Terry made is her mission to enable researchers find a cure.
Ken Banks
4 min read