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Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease
Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.
11/22/2017 07:00 PM
Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough
A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host.
11/22/2017 10:00 PM
As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.
11/22/2017 03:13 AM
Matter: Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time
With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.
11/22/2017 06:19 PM
Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
11/21/2017 06:24 AM
New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.
11/20/2017 10:32 PM
Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.
11/21/2017 08:11 PM
What Turns Black Friday Shoppers Into Raging Hordes?
Social scientists and psychologists are trying to figure out why Black Friday shoppers behave so badly.
11/21/2017 04:51 PM
Dog Owners Live Longer
Owning a dog is linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a Swedish study found.
11/22/2017 06:06 PM
Men More Likely Than Women to Get CPR
Outside of hospitals, men are much more likely to get lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation than women.
11/22/2017 04:45 PM
Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System
You won’t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist’s short story “It’s All Right — He’s Dead.” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler’s death.
11/22/2017 10:18 PM
Phys Ed: Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training
Improvements in memory were most striking among volunteers whose fitness had also improved the most, especially if they practiced brain training.
11/22/2017 11:00 AM
Living With Cancer: Giving Thanks for Survivors
Living with the disease for almost a decade has made me more susceptible to the sorrow of unrelated but potentially horrific suffering.
11/21/2017 11:00 AM
Well : Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To
"You can’t just give a child a Fitbit for Christmas and expect them to be active,” one expert said.
11/21/2017 10:05 AM
Podcasts for Thanksgiving: 11 Episodes That Go Beyond the Bird
Tap into the holiday spirit with these podcasts, whether you’re looking for some history, tips, a little existential perspective or simply to be entertained.
11/20/2017 07:20 PM
Personal Health: Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt
Excess sodium is responsible for most cases of hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
11/20/2017 11:00 AM
The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again
When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.
11/20/2017 10:30 AM
The Checkup: How Not to Talk to a Child Who Is Overweight
Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.
11/20/2017 07:46 PM
Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily
Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.
11/19/2017 10:32 PM
The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.
11/19/2017 04:53 AM
Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything
Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.
11/17/2017 08:55 PM
Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease
The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
11/17/2017 08:17 PM
Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.
11/19/2017 10:32 PM
Ask Well: What Is Parkinsonism?
The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.
11/17/2017 11:00 AM
Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood
My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.
11/17/2017 11:00 AM