Every so often, a person with a terminal illness defies the textbook description of his disease and the gloomy prognoses of the experts, and beats it virtually overnight, without the aid of modern medicine. As our main feature notes, most recently...
When AIDS victim Andrew Stimpson’s disease reversed itself, doctors called it a miracle. But a look at the research on spontaneous healing shows that miracles are not as rare as we think - the result of the body’s mysterious ability to self-repair.
Non-lethal cancers, spontaneous remissions, people with genetic risk factors who don’t get cancer in their lifetime - these things are neither mystical nor miraculous; they are medical facts.
In 1971, Richard Nixon famously declared war on cancer and predicted that medical technology would find a cure for it 'within six years' - a boast to rival Kennedy’s goal to put man on the moon.