Op-Ed Contributor: What I Learned at the Weed Dispensary
Traditional health care should copy the best elements of the medical marijuana industry.
5 ways to avoid summer weight gain
Summer’s breezy vibe may tempt you to give your diet a vacation, but wait! Here are some easy ways to keep your weight in check while still...
What you must know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
You probably don’t need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and...
Nutrition and Pregnancy: Scientists Challenge "Eat for Two" Myth
Scientists have shown that women may not need to "eat for two" during pregnancy because the body adapts to absorb more energy from the same amount...
New Technology Developed by Virginia Tech and the University of Iowa Helps Personalized Medicine by Enabling Epigenomic Analysis with a Mere 100 Cells
A new technology, improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics, is the subject of a Nature Methods journal article by Chang Lu and...
World Briefing: South Korea: Government Declares End to MERS Outbreak
South Korea on Tuesday declared a de facto end to an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome that has killed 26 people....
Average Rise on Insurance Seen at 4% in California
The increase is lower than in states that do not actively negotiate prices, where insurers are seeking increases of 10 to 40 percent....
Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone
Controversy over the buying and selling of products derived from aborted fetuses has raised questions about what many scientists say is a unique...
Praluent Looks Cheap to Those With Extreme Cholesterol
About a million Americans have an inherited condition that defies cholesterol-lowering statins. Even at $14,600 a year, a new drug provides hope....
Global Health: Fight Against Tropical Diseases Is Framed as Efficient
A consortium argued that every $1 invested in fighting neglected tropical diseases would generate $50 to almost $200 in productivity gains by 2030....
Books: Review: ‘Do No Harm,’ a Neurosurgeon’s Tales
In a complex and evocative memoir, the British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh confronts uncertainty, bureaucracy and his own mistakes....
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