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Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped
by RONI CARYN RABIN
24 Sep 2018 at 8:26am
A trial enrolling new patients resembles ?an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,? one advocacy group said.
Giving Malaria a Deadline
by NICHOLAS WADE
24 Sep 2018 at 10:09am
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
Tiny Device Is a ?Huge Advance? for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure
by GINA KOLATA
23 Sep 2018 at 4:09pm
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.
The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
by KATIE HAFNER
21 Sep 2018 at 7:27am
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.
by AARON E. CARROLL
24 Sep 2018 at 2:00am
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.
Sloan Kettering?s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
by CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS
20 Sep 2018 at 3:04pm
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.
Global Health: ?Latent? Tuberculosis? It?s Not That Common, Experts Find
by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
20 Sep 2018 at 10:58am
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.?
Trilobites: Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think
by EMILY BAUMGAERTNER
19 Sep 2018 at 9:18am
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.
Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory
by CARL ZIMMER
18 Sep 2018 at 11:00am
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.
Personal Health: Trim and Fit? You May Still Have Heart Disease
by JANE E. BRODY
24 Sep 2018 at 10:01am
Lessons from Jane Brody?s brother: Having all the right cholesterol numbers and staying active is no guarantee your coronary arteries are in great shape.
Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient
by JOANNE KAUFMAN
23 Sep 2018 at 2:12pm
Pharmaceutical ads have long featured healthy-looking actors or celebrity pitches. Now there?s an increased desire to use people who have taken the medications.
#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump...
by JACEY FORTIN
23 Sep 2018 at 9:25pm
A new hashtag has survivors of sexual abuse answering the question: Why didn?t you say something sooner?
Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia?s Needy Young, Dies at 71
by JULIA WALLACE
21 Sep 2018 at 11:47am
Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.
Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond
by JENNY GOLD
21 Sep 2018 at 3:29pm
Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.
Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity?
by RICHARD KLASCO, M.D.
21 Sep 2018 at 2:00am
Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps.