The bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon caused hundreds of traumatic injuries. But among the most common is an invisible one: tinnitus, a persistent ringing in the ears that for some people still hasn't stopped.
As summer ends, people are cramming in that much-needed vacation in increasing numbers. But not everyone is taking them, indeed a quarter of American workers get no paid time off. And that's a problem for our brains.
A movie-making doctor and a cinematographer have teamed up to help doctors and nurses improve their diagnoses. Using a Hollywood technique, they've made medical images more clear and accurate, meaning better care for patients.
George Washington certainly worried about the British army, but he may have been even more worried about smallpox, which had the potential to ravage his already-fragile army. That's how Washington became colonial America's champion of inoculation, the precursor to vaccines — but not without lots of protest.
Two proposed pieces of legislation in Iran could turn the country's women into "baby-making machines" and set the country back decades in gender equality, according to a new report from Amnesty International.
Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, the head of Doctors Without Borders' mission in Yemen, says combat deaths are not the only human cost of the civil war there. Patients with treatable conditions are now at risk because Yemen is running out of drugs and doctors. She wants the international community to step up and help.