31 episodes

We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

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    • 14 min
    Hantavirus Pt. 1

    Hantavirus Pt. 1

    It’s an unexplained and deadly infection that first reared its ugly head in May 1993. At least, that’s what researchers originally thought. As doctors began to investigate the disease, they soon found that it had a much longer history and had claimed many more lives than they’d ever suspected.

    • 43 min
    Broken Heart Syndrome

    Broken Heart Syndrome

    Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy, apical ballooning syndrome, or, more romantically, “Broken Heart Syndrome,” refers to a group of symptoms, brought on by acute emotional stress—which can cause heart failure.

    • 40 min
    Laughing Death Pt. 2

    Laughing Death Pt. 2

    For decades, researchers tried to find the cause of “The Laughing Sickness,” also known as Kuru. But it wasn't until the 1990s that researchers found the clue that turned the entire medical community on its head.

    • 52 min
    Laughing Death Pt. 1

    Laughing Death Pt. 1

    In the mid-1900s, members of the remote Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea faced extinction at the hands of the strange neurological condition that caused spontaneous barks of laughter. 

    • 45 min
    Reye Syndrome

    Reye Syndrome

    Beginning in 1951, Doctor Ralph Reye took note of an alarming, fatal condition that killed thousands of child patients. Mild colds and flus would become life-threatening neurological conditions that left patients dead or with severe brain damage. And the culprit was an ordinary product present in nearly every household in the developed world.

    • 44 min

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