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Nature can be toxic: Many common herbal remedies can dangerously interact with medications

Lucy McBride | 
My patients often consider herbal remedies to be free of side effects, but many “natural” products can lead to toxicity ...
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A businessman’s daughter has an ‘ultra-rare’ disease, so he immersed himself in science to find a gene therapy cure

Joanna Broder | 
Simon and Nina Frost had spared no expense, taking Annabel to all the best neurologists around the country. Finally a ...
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Can DNA from Loch Ness help solve 86-year old monster mystery?

Hannah Knowles | 
It was a science story made for the headlines: a monster, more than a thousand years of mystery and maybe, ...
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Viewpoint: If you want your children to have healthier brains, don’t let them play tackle football

Mark Hyman, Robert Cantu | 
If U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked for our advice (he hasn’t), we’d recommend that he issue the following statement:  ...
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Meat wars: Cattle industry fears dwindling sales as Impossible, Beyond burger popularity grows

Laura Reiley | 
For decades, veggie burgers were the token offering to vegans at the backyard barbecue, and Tofurky was the Thanksgiving benediction ...
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‘Unconventional’ Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, known for revolutionizing DNA research, has died

Martin Weil | 
Kary Mullis, who shared a Nobel Prize in chemistry for devising a technique vital in DNA research and technology, and ...
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Unproven stem cell treatments gain popularity boost from Max Scherzer, Tiger Woods, other pro athletes

Liz Szabo | 
Stem cells and related therapies, such as platelet injections, have been used for the past decade by top athletes: golfer ...
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Application for pricey gene therapy Zolgensma contained manipulated data, but drug will remain on market, FDA says

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday [August 7]  that Novartis submitted manipulated data as part of its application for ...
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Dementia symptoms linked to class of drugs used for wide range of conditions in the elderly, including insomnia, asthma

Judith Graham | 
An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs — a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, ...
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Once-a-year drug implant could solve one of the biggest obstacles for effective HIV treatments

Lenny Bernstein | 
An early test of a new drug and method of blocking HIV infection suggests they could overcome one of the ...
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Dementia warning signs: Unpaid bills, inappropriate comments, weight changes, reminders for simple tasks

Susan Berger | 
What is attributable to normal aging as opposed to cognitive decline associated with dementia?  It is common to misplace keys ...
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Battling anti-vaccine fears, myths as US measles outbreak rages on

Leah Sun | 
[Blima] Marcus, part of the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, helped form a volunteer group of health-care professionals this year ...
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Bayer trial: Judge may cut $2 billion glyphosate-cancer damages to $250 million

Taylor Telford | 
A California judge will slash a $2 billion judgment against Bayer AG, which had been awarded to a couple who ...
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CRISPR used to cure HIV in mice. Will it lead to new treatments for humans?

Hannah Knowles | 
Researchers say they have removed HIV from the DNA of mice, an achievement the scientists say could be an early ...
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‘I’m not me’: Rare depersonalization disorder leaves patients feeling disconnected from their bodies

Nathan Dunne | 
I would stare at my hands and think, “I’m not me.” No matter where I was, in the middle of ...
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US Stem Cell Clinic ordered to halt controversial treatment that blinded 4 patients

William Wan | 
A federal judge issued an order [June 25] barring a Florida-based stem-cell company from performing an unapproved procedure that blinded ...
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There’s little evidence showing diet soda is harmful—so why do experts recommend we avoid it?

Tamar Haspel | 
Low-calorie sweeteners represent just about everything that’s wrong with our diet. They’re mostly synthetic. They play to the human preference ...
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Cell phones may be causing horns to grow on our skulls

Isaac Stanley-Becker | 
Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already ...
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GPS keeps you from getting lost. It also may be ruining your brain.

M. R. O'Connor | 
When people are told which way to turn, it relieves them of the need to create their own routes and ...
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Video: Year-long experiment of eating expired food raises doubts about ‘sell by’ dates

Daron Taylor | 
Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and chief executive Scott Nash did something many of us are afraid to do: ...
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‘Zombie deer disease’ could make leap to humans, researchers say

Jason Bittel | 
Jeannine Fleegle [wildlife biologist] reached into a black garbage bag, pulled out a severed deer head, and placed it on ...
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Why an FDA legal victory won’t stop controversial stem cell clinics

William Wan | 
When the Food and Drug Administration won a landmark lawsuit [June 3] against a stem cell company, health officials hailed ...
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How do we stem climate change? Suck a trillion tons of CO2 underground

Laura Reiley | 
[In May], carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 415 parts per million, the highest in human history. Environmental experts ...
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Guatemalan coffee growers battling deadly plant fungus, stiff competition abandon farms for US

Kevin Sieff | 
Guatemala’s coffee farmers are at the mercy of one of the world’s most volatile commodity markets. Over the past two ...
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Dinosaur hike: How a Montana family found a ‘nearly complete’ T. rex

Steve Hendrix | 
“It was right over there, just a bit of it sticking from the earth that caught my eye,” [Kathy] Wankel ...
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Trump administration halts US funding for fetal tissue research, threatening work on AIDS, cancer and other diseases

Amy Goldstein | 
The Trump administration on Wednesday [June 5] ended funding of medical research by government scientists using fetal tissue and canceled ...
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Cancer patients should get quicker access to unapproved drugs through FDA ‘concierge service’

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration plans to provide “concierge service” to doctors seeking access to unapproved drugs for cancer patients ...
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A ‘wake-up call for women’: Low-fat diet rich in fruit and vegetables reduces breast cancer risk, study says

Laurie McGinley | 
Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast ...