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“Narrative history doesn’t get much better.”—Booklist, starred review
An unexplained shortage of the injectable version of the vaccine slows attempts to kill polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Women often worry that exercise is dangerous during pregnancy, but the data shows it's almost always good for both mother and the developing fetus. As with so many things, moderation is key.
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
The Nobel laureate Baruch Blumberg once estimated that malaria has killed half of the people who have ever lived. In 2015 alone, it killed almost half a million people, 70 percent of which were children. Today, about 3.2 billion people are, according
How Silicon Valley is trying to hack its way to a much (much, much) longer life
JEFFREY KLUGER SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IS A BUNCH of people who are going to live to be 100. In the U.S. alone, there were more than 77,000 centenarians in 2014. Still, that number is very small: centenarians represent less than a quarter of 1% of the e
An ounce of smart prevention saves you many dollars spent on cures.
HOSPITAL PSYCHOLOGIST JEANELLE FOLBRECHT OPENED HER HEART AND HOME TO A BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA ALL ON HIS OWN
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
TERRIFYING AS THE C WORD CAN BE, breast cancer today means something very different than it did a decade ago. Doctors know more than ever about what causes cancer in the first place and when it’s best to screen for the disease as well as which cancer
For enabling nurses to create their own solutions “Nurses have an innate understanding of both the clinical problems patients face and what’s hindering that person right now,” says Anna Young, who cofounded the not-for-profit Maker-Nurse to help fro
PRESIDENT AND CEO, T2 BIOSYSTEMS
The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
Celmatix CEO Piraye Yurttas Beim says the “wake-up call” to develop her company’s fertility-prediction software, Polaris, came after she was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at the age of 32. She learned that the nearly 7 million U.S. women
It’s not clear that the next administration is ready to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, pandemic flu, or other emerging diseases.
The National Institutes of Health, which funds research in treatments and cures, could lose 20 percent of its budget under the administration's proposal. More money would go for addiction treatment.
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman’s chances of having a baby.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., 1989: The skies were blue, the water warm. It was the best vacation ever. We spread out beach towels, slathered ourselves in suntan lotion, and basked in the sun. We ran into the ocean, holding hands and screaming, “Jump, ju
Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
Bob Dylan has never had to rely on the purity of his croon to get his vocal point across. But as the years have passed, he’s gone from producing a nasal timbre to his current Cookie Monster–after–a–bender tone. Otolaryngologist Milan Amin, director of the NYU Voice Center, gives his diagnoses.
Barry Foot turned his passion for cruises into his profession. Then he used his profession to honor his late wife.
THE STAR OF ABC’S SPEECHLESS OPENS UP ABOUT WORKING AND THRIVING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
Jake Shoff started a successful venture right out of college. He shut it down after a very painful loss—one that led him to an entirely different business and the thriving, Draper, Utah-based company he runs today.
It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.
The Obamacare repeal would halve a little-known fund that’s vital for monitoring unexpected infectious threats.
During the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014, Pardis Sabeti led a team that sequenced virus genomes from infected patients, determining that the disease had most likely diverged from a strain in central Africa a decade earlier, and w
Wikimedia Commons An American Cockroach Doctors removed a cockroach from a woman's nasal cavity this week. This week, The Times of India reported on a 42-year-old Indian woman who went to the emergency room complaining of a severely painful “tingling
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