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A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.
by DENISE GRADY
20 May 2019 at 8:00am
Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.
In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing
by ABBY GOODNOUGH
18 May 2019 at 2:00am
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.
Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antib...
by ANDREW JACOBS and MICHAEL ADNO
19 May 2019 at 5:29pm
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.
A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugst...
by GINA KOLATA
17 May 2019 at 11:42am
A common dietary supplement may help overcome mutations in the Pten gene. Should patients take it?
The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?
by AUSTIN FRAKT
20 May 2019 at 2:00am
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.
Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There?s Scant Evidenc...
by JANE E. BRODY
20 May 2019 at 7:45am
?There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales,? a researcher said.
A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers
by GINA KOLATA
16 May 2019 at 11:14am
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment.
A Rival to Botox Invites Doctors to Party in Cancun, With Fireworks, Confetti...
by KATIE THOMAS
15 May 2019 at 2:14pm
Plastic surgeons? Instagram accounts of the weekend trip didn?t note the drug company?s sponsorship, which some ethicists say should be disclosed.
you asked: Of Age and Pleasure
by JEN GUNTER
16 May 2019 at 11:54am
What can be done to help a woman who is having less-satisfying sexual experiences as she ages?
Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails
by ROBERT SIMONSON
20 May 2019 at 7:32am
The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication.
French Patient in Right-to-Die Dispute Is Taken Off Life Support
by AURELIEN BREEDEN
20 May 2019 at 4:32am
Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family has been split over whether to let doctors stop artificially feeding and hydrating him.
The Checkup: Is ?Digital Addiction? a Real Threat to Kids?
by PERRI KLASS, M.D.
20 May 2019 at 2:00am
Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.
What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?
by CHRISTINA CARON
19 May 2019 at 8:07am
So-called ?heartbeat? legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they?re pregnant.
Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners
by JEN A. MILLER
18 May 2019 at 5:00am
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world.
U.S. Birthrate Drops 4th Year in a Row, Possibly Echoing the Great Recession
by LIAM STACK
17 May 2019 at 7:05am
The birthrate hit a 32-year low and the fertility rate reached a record low in 2018, bringing the United States more in line with other wealthy countries.