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- Feb 24 201714 minutes
The New Offensive on Alzheimer’s Disease
No medicine has been able to slow the progression of the disease, so researchers are taking an aggressive new approach.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Feb 20 20171 minute
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
- Feb 22 201728 minutes
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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 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 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.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
A Doctor’s Life-Changing Choice
HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGIST JEANELLE FOLBRECHT OPENED HER HEART AND HOME TO A BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA ALL ON HIS OWN
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Evidence Of The Superiority Of Female Doctors
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
The Pharmacies Thriving in Kentucky's Opioid-Stricken Towns
In a year, one county filled enough prescriptions for 150 doses of painkillers per resident.
- Aug 1 20161 minute
How artificial intelligence is changing health care
- Nov 7 20161 minute
Model’s Death Ruled Accidental After Chiropractic Adjustment
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Slim Down to Save
THE MONEY LINK: When you’re carrying extra pounds, the extra expenses add up, starting with health care. In a 2013 Duke study, researchers tracked health care spending by body mass index levels. The average annual cost for a person with a low BMI of
- 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.
- 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 10 20176 minutes
How Ancient Cure-Alls Paved the Way for Drug Regulation
A king’s quest to protect himself from poison led to an explosion of expensive potions that were prescribed for every ailment—until officials started reining them in.
- May 31 20132 minutes
Be Careful With the Powerful Medicine That Is Poop
It has recently become clear that each one of us is more microbe than human—at least when it comes to the number of cells in our bodies. The bacteria that swarm through our guts, across our skin, and in every orifice you have outnumber our human cell
- Jul 18 20161 minute
44. Health Care That Reaches Everyone
A.S. Once dismissed as a deficient approach to providing health care, telemedicine—when patients meet with experts in another city or even in another state via video conference—is proving to be a valuable tool in closing access gaps for some of the
- Jan 18 20174 minutes
Why It May Be Counterproductive to Say 'Overweight'
A proposed linguistic change could temper a cultural obsession with body weight.
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
Trump's Immigration Order Might Cost Thousands of Americans Access to a Doctor
Medical students from the seven banned nations may never get to practice in the U.S., where many would have worked in underserved areas.