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  • 10 Microorganisms And Pathogens That Are Used To Treat Other Diseases

    It is weird to think that diseases can be used to cure other diseases. However, it is true. For centuries, scientists have figured out ways of using deadly, pathoegenic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa to cure deadly diseases caused by other pathogens. It may seem counterintuitive to cure one illness with another, but it has worked […] More

  • Top 10 Strange Medical Conditions That Really Exist

    A host of medical hiccups can hit the human body. Microscopic bugs, injuries, and failing systems are the classics. More intriguing are the rare cases, some only appearing for the first or second time. Say hello to semi-identical twins, children who cannot move after dark, and serious gender switching. The senses go haywire in unbelievable […] More

  • 10 Fascinating Facts And Stories About Vaccination

    These days, “vaccination” is an inflammatory word. Anti-vaxxers discourage the practice while governments insist that those little vials are safe. At times, both have been wrong. Unvaccinated children have battled for their lives against preventable diseases, and vaccines have been linked to adverse medical conditions. As the picture broadens, things get strange. From kids getting […] More

  • 10 Things Your Microbes Can Say About You

    Ever since humans discovered the existence of germs, we’ve done our best to minimize or destroy them in our homes and bodies. The market for antimicrobial coating products is already massive and is estimated to reach a total value of $4.19 billion by 2021. By far, the medical field demands the largest share of antimicrobials, […] More

  • 10 Times Alcohol Saved Lives

    Alcohol often gets a bad rap. Check the number of accidents caused by drunk drivers or the people in prison for offenses they committed after they got too drunk. However, alcohol also has its good qualities. By that, we mean that it has saved the lives of several people and animals. Most of the time, […] More

  • Top 10 Scary Facts And Stories About Marijuana

    Weed remains a firm favorite of recreational smokers. Not considered as damaging as drugs whipped up in a seedy laboratory, marijuana hides behind a “natural” look. However, this leafy habit can induce some hair-raising side effects. From heart attacks and shrinking brains to first psychotic episodes and the loss of happiness, pot may not be […] 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 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