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Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 6:30 am
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:23 pm
“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:34 pm
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 3:50 pm
The revised conflict-of-interest disclosures include new information about financial ties between top cancer researchers and for-profit companies.
Posted: October 12, 2018, 11:15 pm
Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:00 am
At more than 20 medical schools in the United States, students are getting an earful — about life, about perspective — from healthy seniors.
Posted: October 13, 2018, 9:27 pm
Snakes kill or cripple 500,000 people a year, but antivenins are costly and rare in poor countries. Now scientists are testing injectable nanoparticles that neutralize venom.
Posted: October 12, 2018, 5:25 pm
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:30 pm
Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:30 pm
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:55 pm
Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:43 pm
Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 4:30 pm
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 12:33 am
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:00 am
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:00 am
The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:55 am
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “narcotics farm,” would set the course of his life’s work.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:28 pm
A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 6:19 pm
It would save money compared with private plans, but would also probably shed features that some might miss.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:00 am
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:30 pm
In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 2:14 am
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