Sharply pared budgets could kill the Framingham Heart Study—after 50 years of astonishing research breakthroughs.
The air you exhale carries a wealth of clinical data, and scientists are fashioning ever more precise methods for divining its truths.
Insurers attribute higher premiums for women than men of the same age because of the increased cost of women’s care.
The best signposts–from blood pressure readings to genetic tests–can personalize diagnosis and treatment. Most don’t help.
After instituting “disclosure, apology and offer” policies, hospitals have seen a drop in malpractice lawsuits.
Another possible disruptor of our circadian clock: aging eyes that admit less light.
Clock genes keep circadian rhythms in sync, coordinating cells’ essential work and possibly enhancing well-timed therapies.
Though critics call them overprescribed, ineffective and worse, the real story on antidepressants is more complicated.
Palliative care—just easing pain and boosting spirits—help very ill patients live better. Now it turns out to let them live longer, too.
The far-flung tumors of tuberous sclerosis complex, noncancerous but hardly benighn, are shedding light on how malignancies develop.
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