Simon Forman, who lived between 1552 and 1611 in England, was a shady astrologist and healer.
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The sympathetic nervous system activates the "fight-or-flight" response, quickly readying the body to handle dangerous or stressful situations.
An opinion piece published today in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine argues that genomic screening should over time become a more mainstream part of medical care. But an expert urged caution.
There's a lot of misinformation out there for parents about doctors and gender non-conforming and transgender children. Here's the truth.
Nectome wants to "back up" your brain before you die, a deadly process. But following backlash, its founders say it has no plans to do so anytime soon.
There are a lot of ways to die from a traumatic injury, but many of them come down to this: So much blood spills out that your body just stops working.
Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Where do these claims come from? Do they stack up?
Researchers have a great reason for firing high-powered x-rays into a very old book of not-very-interesting hymns.
Tamiflu can sometimes cause psychosis. You should probably still take it if your doctor prescribes it.
After the FDA announced plans to crack down on homeopathic medicines, Live Science asked chemists what, if anything, the world is losing.
There may come a day when humans take on the form of cyborgs with integrated, robotic parts to enhance our abilities. But long before that, look for "biohybrid" robots...
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