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The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.

Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their genetic tests are no longer valid.

Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier

Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.

Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiac Researcher

Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell treatment for damaged hearts.

1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick

“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.

Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season

A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu activity remains low across the country.

Sloan Kettering Researchers Correct the Record by Revealing Company Ties

The revised conflict-of-interest disclosures include new information about financial ties between top cancer researchers and for-profit companies.

Personal Health: Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches.

The New Old Age: Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

At more than 20 medical schools in the United States, students are getting an earful — about life, about perspective — from healthy seniors.

Global Health: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites

Snakes kill or cripple 500,000 people a year, but antivenins are costly and rare in poor countries. Now scientists are testing injectable nanoparticles that neutralize venom.

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life

Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging

Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West

Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans.

Where Has All the Tab Gone? A Shortage Panics Fans

Coke is still producing the diet cola, but a major bottler has stopped distribution in its 14-state territory.

Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

Women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.

Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety

In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.

Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab

After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.

How to Harness Your Anxiety

Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.

Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?

The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question.

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “narcotics farm,” would set the course of his life’s work.

Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald’s Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled’

A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations

Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.

The New Health Care: Is Medicare for All the Answer to Sky-High Administrative Costs?

It would save money compared with private plans, but would also probably shed features that some might miss.

The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.

Retro Report: Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network

In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

The Cycle: Why I Wanted to Learn to Perform Abortions

With the future of contraception in question, looking back to recent history is instructive.

Q&A: How the Humble Bean Went Global

Introduced to Europe from the Americas, the common bean was cultivated into a staggering number of varieties.

Trilobites: Watch This Blob of Cells Become an Embryo in High-Resolution

Researchers developed a new microscope that traces embryonic cell movement in real time, sketching a virtual map of how organ systems develop.

Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win

At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?

Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease.

Ties: A Handbook for Grieving

Go funeral dress shopping. When the saleswoman asks about the event, say: “Dressier than office, but not as fun as cocktail.”

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases

A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.

U.K. to Allow Prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis

The home secretary said special clinicians would be able to provide such treatment, after two highly publicized cases of young epileptic patients put pressure on the government to review its policy.

Obesity Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Younger Women

The higher a woman’s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer.

Omega-3 Supplements May Ease Anxiety

People with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders who took large doses of the supplement — up to 2,000 milligrams a day — benefited most.

Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Lead to Stronger Bones

Taking vitamin D did not help prevent fractures, increase bone mineral density or prevent falls in adults, a large review of studies found.



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