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Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:04

A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.

Biosafety Reforms Still Lagging at Military Labs

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:09

Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.

Global Health: ‘Latent’ Tuberculosis? It’s Not That Common, Experts Find

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:58

Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”

Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Brain Changes of Alzheimer’s

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:23

Men and women who reported feeling sleepy during the day had higher levels of brain plaques.

Exorbitant Dental Bill? Medical Insurance May Cover Some of It

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:09

Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care.

Living With Cancer: Raising Awareness of BRCA Mutations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:19

Genetic testing may help those at high risk take steps to prevent deadly cancers.

At War: I’m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:56

A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain.

Hospital Food You Can Get Excited About

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:02

Bland, institutional food can be bad for patients in many ways.

Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:18

New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.

Rites of Passage: The Abortion I Almost Forgot

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:03

When I found out I was pregnant at age 24, there was no decision to make. But even if it felt inconsequential at the time, I don’t take for granted that I had a choice.

Adolescence: How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:00

Stretching beyond familiar limits doesn’t always feel good, but growing and learning — the keys to school and much of life — can’t happen any other way.

Phys Ed: In a Hurry? Try Express Weight Training

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:05

A new study finds that you can build strength in just 13 minutes with a single, brief set of each exercise, if you work really hard.

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:00

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:42

Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not.

Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:21

Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems.

Merger of Cigna and Express Scripts Gets Approval From Justice Dept.

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:00

The takeover of one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager by a big health insurer is expected to close by the end of the year.

Janet Weinberg, 63, Dies; Advocate for Gay Causes and the Disabled

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:25

Ms. Weinberg’s fund-raising work for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis led to her being named chief operating officer and then chief executive.

A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:43

I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying to help.

Nonfiction: The Quest to Create and Perfect an Artificial Heart

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:00

Mimi Swartz’s “Ticker” tells the story of the doctors who, against all odds, struggled to make a device to replace one of our most vital organs.

Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 13:50

Even if smokers don’t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm.

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