medicine

How a Nasal Decongestant Became the Biggest Appetite Suppressant of All-Time

Early cold and sinus medication had a curious side effect — a lack of hunger. It didn’t take long then for the diet industry to co-opt the active ingredient in these medications for its own purposes

A Majority of Men Think They’re Healthier Than a Majority of Men

A new study reveals a surprising excuse many guys use to avoid going to the doctor: They think they’re ‘naturally healthier’ than everyone else

When Bill Clinton Asked Black America to Forgive the U.S. for Tuskegee

It was intended to be an apology, but it ultimately turned into the most powerful man in the world requesting Black Americans to once again forgive the wrongs done to us

The Surgeon Who Derailed Decades of Medical Research by Giving Himself the Wrong STD

Many 18th-century doctors and scientists believed that gonorrhea and syphilis were the same thing, but John Hunter was the only one with enough confidence to use his penis to prove it