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Why one woman agreed to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science

“The Immortal Corpse” is part of National Geographic’s special-edition, single-topic issue on “The Future of Medicine,” available online now and on newsstands Dec. 21. When Susan Potter first approached Dr. Vic Spitzer about having her body sliced up 27,000 times and turned into a digital cadaver, Spitzer said he wasn’t interested. “She told me she… Read More »

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10 cold prevention remedies proven by science

Cold prevention on your mind as those pesky sore throats and annoying sniffling colleagues start to plague us once again? Anna Magee has the answers Some 70 per cent of us will get a respiratory infection each year, making these most common reasons we go to a GP. That means trying to prevent yourself catching… Read More »

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Pain: The Science of Suffering (Maps of the Mind)

Pain is one of medicine’s greatest mysteries. When farmer John Mitson caught his hand in a baler, he cut off his trapped hand and carried it to a neighbor. “Sheer survival and logic” was how he described it. “And strangely, I didn’t feel any pain.” How can this be? We’re taught that pain is a… Read More »

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