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  • 10 Prescription Drugs With Unbelievable Side Effects

    Every drug can have side effects, but we don’t usually pay attention to the labels on the bottles, probably because generally, only a minority will experience the side effects. And they’re not usually that terrible—maybe a rash or a bad bout of diarrhea. However, some drugs have some weird and often nasty side effects, like […] More

  • 10 Prescription Drugs With Unbelievable Side Effects

    Every drug can have side effects, but we don’t usually pay attention to the labels on the bottles, probably because generally, only a minority will experience the side effects. And they’re not usually that terrible—maybe a rash or a bad bout of diarrhea. However, some drugs have some weird and often nasty side effects, like […] More

  • 10 Allergies You Never Thought Could Exist

    You’ve probably heard of many different kinds of allergies that plague people internationally. More than 50 million people suffer from them in the United States alone.[1] From tree nut to shellfish allergies, these afflictions can become incredibly dangerous if not handled with care. It’s more than likely someone in your family or friend group has […] More

  • 10 Allergies You Never Thought Could Exist

    You’ve probably heard of many different kinds of allergies that plague people internationally. More than 50 million people suffer from them in the United States alone.[1] From tree nut to shellfish allergies, these afflictions can become incredibly dangerous if not handled with care. It’s more than likely someone in your family or friend group has […] More

  • 10 Deadly Viruses And Bacteria Created In Labs

    Scientists are at it again. This time, they are creating new viruses and bacteria in their laboratories. Scientists usually prefer altering already-existing or extinct bacteria and viruses to produce new strains that will defeat our immunity, vaccines, and drugs. Sometimes, they prefer creating new viruses and bacteria from scratch. However, these strains are not always […] More

  • 10 Deadly Viruses And Bacteria Created In Labs

    Scientists are at it again. This time, they are creating new viruses and bacteria in their laboratories. Scientists usually prefer altering already-existing or extinct bacteria and viruses to produce new strains that will defeat our immunity, vaccines, and drugs. Sometimes, they prefer creating new viruses and bacteria from scratch. However, these strains are not always […] More

  • 10 Nonconsensual Experiments That Led To Medical Advancements

    There is a very thin line—one that’s easy to cross and even easier to blur in the field of medicine—where ethical experimentation and the malicious pursuit of knowledge through unethical means meet and perhaps even overlap. What is ethical science in the world of human subjects, and who’s to be the judge of that? Is […] More

  • 10 Weird Medieval Medical Practices That Actually Work

    The span of human history has seen many extremes in medicine that have gone horrifically wrong. This linear narrative of trial and error to help the diseased among us has had mixed results. Particularly in the Middle Ages, the Western world was trapped somewhere between ancient medicine, relying largely on ideas by Greek thinkers and […] More

  • 10 Parasites And Pathogens That Control The Minds Of Their Human Hosts

    Parasites and pathogens are pretty terrifying things. Immune systems serve to mount a defense against these elusive little creatures. This is, in fact, how sexes came to be, as a means to mix the genes necessary to stir up the genetic pot, creating more stout and powerful immune systems as various microscopic invaders adapted to […] More

  • 10 Strange Creepy-Crawly Medical Treatments That Actually Work

    Most of the time, we tend to think of insects as annoying little things invading our homes—that is if we even think of them at all. And the word “worm” typically evokes thoughts of earthworms or of a particularly unsettling sea creature, depending on your interests. Although it can be frustrating to have a fly […] More

  • 10 Bizarre Finds And Projects Involving Bacteria

    Size really does not matter. Invisible specks of bacteria hold the power to put mankind out to the extinction pasture. In the peaceful meantime and plagues aside, scientists have a new love affair with the tiny organisms. A lot of recent studies found that bacteria have a weird talent for producing clean energy, gold, and […] More

  • 10 Bizarre Finds And Projects Involving Bacteria

    Size really does not matter. Invisible specks of bacteria hold the power to put mankind out to the extinction pasture. In the peaceful meantime and plagues aside, scientists have a new love affair with the tiny organisms. A lot of recent studies found that bacteria have a weird talent for producing clean energy, gold, and […] More

  • 10 Rare Old Medicines That Had Horrific Side Effects

    Medicine has come a long way from the “good old days” of garlic-filled masks and astringent herbal teas. Even in relatively recent times, drugs have been used which have horrific effects on the human body. But—and this is a big but—they can and often do work. At the time, they were the best we had, […] More

  • 10 Rare Old Medicines That Had Horrific Side Effects

    Medicine has come a long way from the “good old days” of garlic-filled masks and astringent herbal teas. Even in relatively recent times, drugs have been used which have horrific effects on the human body. But—and this is a big but—they can and often do work. At the time, they were the best we had, […] More

  • 10 Troubling Items Left In Patients After Surgery

    Going into surgery can be scary enough; depending on the procedure, there can be many steps and preventative measures that need to be taken to ensure that the patient will recover completely. Trusting in the staff, from the nurses to the doctors to the surgeons themselves, is a leap of faith. TV shows like Grey’s […] More

  • Top 10 Rare And Quirky Finds From The Medical World

    Every human is a universe of nerves, cells, and biological processes. Woven into this wonderland is a lot of weirdness. Sadly, because of disease and stark statistics, too many people view the body with fear. Scary stuff aside, the world within each person is so quirky that it deserves a second look. Among a myriad […] More