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Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:50

Dr. Ian Wilmut said he received the diagnosis four months ago and would participate in a major research program to test new types of treatments.

Matter: All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:00

Many botanists argued that humans must have carried the valuable staple to the Pacific from South America. Not so, according to a new study.

The Checkup: Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Rising in Children

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:14

The rate of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis more than doubled, to 3.5 visits per 10,000 children in 2016 from 1.4 in 2010.

A Better Body in a Pill? Experts Urge Caution on SARMs

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:02

Bodybuilders are turning to a popular new pill to get bigger and stronger, but the chemicals are still undergoing testing and could cause serious harm.

Trilobites: Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:46

The question of whether the benefit from viewing a da Vinci is different from enjoying a visit to Pornhub or McDonald’s is dividing psychologists and neuroscientists.

Morning People May Live Longer Than Night Owls

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:00

Compared with “definite morning” types, “definite evening” types had a 10 percent increased risk of dying over a six-and-a-half-year study period.

Ruth Nussenzweig, Who Pursued Malaria Vaccine, Dies at 89

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:03

Dr. Nussenzweig’s research into one of the world’s most deadly diseases laid the groundwork for an approach once thought beyond reach.

Doctors Urge Elite Academy to Expel a Member Over Charges of Plagiarism

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:59

National Academy of Medicine was asked to tighten ethics rules following the strange case of a member accused of plagiarism and false claims of top scientific honors.

Republicans Couldn’t Knock Down Obamacare. So They’re Finding Ways Around It.

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:50

Alongside one health care market, a parallel one, with fewer rules.

Phys Ed: Why Exercise Alone May Not Be the Key to Weight Loss

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:29

Mice given free access to running wheels moved less after exercising, which may have implications for diets and weight loss in people.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Tied to Dementia

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:57

Even a single mild concussion was tied to an increased risk of dementia.

Chinese Sperm Bank Seeks Donors. Only Good Communists Need Apply.

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:48

A Beijing hospital advertised for donors with “good ideological thoughts” who “support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Adolescence: Why Teenagers Become ‘Allergic’ to Their Parents

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:00

It’s no small task for teenagers to detach from those who have superintended nearly every aspect of their lives so far.

Why Trump’s Tariffs Could Raise the Cost of a Hip Replacement

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:01

A growing percentage of medical devices and drugs used in American operating rooms are made in China, and many of them are on the White House’s list.

Trilobites: He Ate the World’s Hottest Pepper, Then Landed in the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 04:46

After eating the Carolina Reaper during a contest, an unidentified patient suffered headaches so severe he was hospitalized. The symptoms resembled those of a stroke.

They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:28

Women’s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman’s life is at risk and for minors who are raped.

F.D.A. Restricts Sales of Bayer’s Essure Contraceptive Implant

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:32

The agency said the device could only be sold by doctors who agree to warn women of the serious risks associated with it.

It’s the Latest in Conservation Tech. And It Wants to Suck Your Blood.

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:03

In the digestive tracts of leeches, scientists find evidence of elusive forest species.

The New Health Care: Better Car Seats Are Just the Start: Road Safety Lessons From Sweden

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:39

The United States could do a lot more to make car travel safer for children and easier on parents.

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:01

People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say.

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