I would rather talk about progestins than politics almost any day of the week — they are far more predictable and cause less constipation and nausea. But the recent decision by the Supreme Court concerning Hobby Lobby and whether they have the right to not cover...
Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you'll have diabetes a year from now.
Few complaints about the U.S. healthcare system are as common as the claim that we spend too much on healthcare and get too little for all that spending in return — especially compared to other industrialized nations.
Depression may be source of disparities in the treatment men get for prostate cancer, according to a new study. In the analysis, older men who were depressed before they got a prostate cancer diagnosis were more likely to have aggressive cancer, less likely to undergo the...
Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown. "There's three of them," she tells two police officers, referring to "these predators who won't leave me alone." The police have been here before —...
Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's deadliest cancers. By identifying...
With an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer to be diagnosed this year, finding a cure for the disease remains a top priority for many researchers. Now, investigators have looked to a parasite commonly found in cat feces — Toxoplasma gondii — to create a...
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