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- Jan 13 20172 minutes
A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics
Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex
- Jan 6 201720 minutes
U.K. Scientists Are Deciding the Future of Humanity
Pioneering gene editing research has put the U.K. at the forefront of the next scientific revolution—whether the rest of the world is ready for it or not.
- Jan 12 201713 minutes
Could Cancer Drugs Treat Autism?
A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.
- Feb 3 20172 minutes
Tooth, Heal Thyself
Researchers stimulated the regrowth of teeth in mice.
- Feb 9 201726 minutes
Bias In The ER: Doctors suffer from the same cognitive distortions as the rest of us.
The dazed young woman who arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital, Canada’s first and largest regional trauma center, from a head-on car crash presented the surgeons treating her with a disturbing problem. In addition to her many broken bones, the rhythm of h
- Jan 17 20177 minutes
The Limits of Sugar Guidelines
Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
- Jan 27 20172 minutes
Genetic 'Signatures' Help Spot Deadly Cancers
Our genes contain information related to how cancer cells grow which researchers can use to address life-threatening cases.
- Jan 20 20171 minute
Sunlight Could Boost Immune Activity In The Skin
A new study shows exposure to blue and ultraviolet light increases the movement of T cells, a key part of the immune system.
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: Embrace Machine Learning
The executive chairman of Alphabet explains how technology will improve lives on a scale we’ve never seen before in history.
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman’s chances of having a baby.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet the Designers Hoping to Treat ADHD and Alzheimer's with Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
How Zika Harms Fetal Brains
Researchers broke down the components of the virus to find the gene that could be causing microcephaly.
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts
An unexplained shortage of the injectable version of the vaccine slows attempts to kill polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Many Women With Breast Cancer Treated Needlessly
Many women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found slow-growing tumors that are essentially harmless.
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
Searching For a Vaccine For the Plague
The scourge of the Middle Ages survives
- Jan 27 20178 minutes
Veterinary Interns Speak Out Against Exploitation
Thirteen individuals described their current or former internship experience as akin to being "slave laborers."
- Jan 29 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order Means for the Syrian Health Crisis
With the collapse of the country’s health system, Syrians are already dying of treatable diseases. Now, none of them have a hope of making it to the U.S.
- Dec 5 20164 minutes
The Gift of a Face
Tragically disfigured for 14 years following a horrific accident, firefighter Patrick Hardison becomes the successful recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant
- Jan 18 20175 minutes
A Global Plan to Defend Against the Future's Deadliest Diseases
$460 million will go toward developing vaccines that prevent outbreaks like Ebola from taking the world by surprise.
- Feb 1 20162 minutes
If you believe recent claims that you can exercise away junk food, think again.
- Jul 1 20162 minutes
Bank on Better Sleep
THE MONEY LINK: Sleep may be free, but not getting enough can be costly. In a 2016 study, economists Matthew Gibson and Jeffrey Shrader found that one extra hour of sleep per week can result in 5% higher wages. “When you’re sleep deprived, your produ
- Dec 29 20167 minutes
The Buried Story of Male Hysteria
When men actually began to be diagnosed as “hysterics,” doctors searched for a cause. They found a chemical that may be on the rise again today.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Resistance to the Antibiotic of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading
Just over a year after they were discovered in China, bacteria that can fend off colistin are being found all across the world.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
The Abortion Doctor
interview by ANNA-CATHERINE BRIGIDA GYNECOLOGIST Germán Cardoso’s abortion clinic is easy to find. Located on a residential street in Tandil, Argentina, a small city four hours south of Buenos Aires, the office is marked with a placard bearing the 5
- Jan 18 20174 minutes
Why It May Be Counterproductive to Say 'Overweight'
A proposed linguistic change could temper a cultural obsession with body weight.
- Dec 23 20164 minutes
Can a Pill Replace Pot for Treating Concussions?
Researchers may have found a less-contentious way to deal with the NFL’s concussion epidemic than marijuana.
- Jan 11 20174 minutes
Mapping the Microorganisms Behind Hospital-Borne Infections
A new project could help protect patients by showing how microbes move throughout hospitals.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
A Death-Defying Experience
Oscar Munoz was one of roughly 2,200 Americans to receive a heart transplant in 2016. Here’s what it was like.
- Jul 4 20165 minutes
Michael Jackson Inside His Final Hours
THE KING OF POP WAS MORE A ‘LOST BOY,’ ACCORDING TO A DETAILED NEW ACCOUNT OF THE STAR’S DESPERATE—AND DEVASTATING—END
- Nov 28 20163 minutes
THE BEST INVENTIONS MAKING THE WORLD BETTER