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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 ...
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Washington Post editorial: We have an ‘urgent need’ for international rules on gene-edited babies

WHEN CHINESE scientist He Jiankui announced last November his experiments making heritable genetic changes in human embryos followed by live ...
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Autism war rages: Is it a medical condition or ‘neurodiversity’?

Alisa Opar | 
[There is] a deep divide in the autism community: On one side are parents of autistic children with severe traits ...
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Lab-grown burgers are coming, but heated political battle will determine future of cell-cultured meat

Laura Reiley | 
Companies in the United States and abroad are moving quickly to bring to market hamburgers and other meat, poultry and ...
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‘An insurance policy for the future’: Why some healthy young men are freezing their sperm

Ariana Cha | 
Gilbert Sanchez froze his sperm in January [2019], shortly before his 25th birthday. He was healthy and at low-risk for ...
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Washington Post dietitian: Environmental Working Group, activists irresponsibly fan fears by citing ‘scary-sounding’ but harmless chemicals in food

Cara Rosenbloom | 
Would you worry if you knew your food contained sucrose octanoate esters or tocopherols? They might sound frightening, but don’t ...
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We’re on the verge of wiping out 1 million species. And that could hurt our own survival chances, UN report says

Darryl Fears | 
Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, ...
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Viewpoint: Caster Semenya ruling demonstrates our ‘myopic’ view of athletes and gender

Jerry Brewer | 
In the intricate and emotional case of Caster Semenya, there is no such thing as fair. Her situation vexes traditional ...
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Washington Post: CRISPR-edited crops require careful oversight and regulations to calm consumer food safety concerns

Caitlin Dewey | 
Thanks to a cutting-edge technology called gene editing, scientists can now turn plant genes “on” and “off” almost as easily ...
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Costly CAR T-cell therapy gets boost with Medicare proposal to increase reimbursements

Laurie McGinley | 
Medicare officials on [April 23] proposed increasing reimbursements for a groundbreaking but costly cancer therapy used for patients whose blood ...
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Can genetic testing pinpoint the right antidepressant, or is it just ‘a shot in the dark’?

Ilana Marcus | 
For patients who weren’t responding well after trying one or two different antidepressants, [physician Jeremy Bruce] started sending samples of ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Jill Adams | 
Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Some mammograms harder to read than others. FDA wants breast density data included in reports

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration on [March 27] proposed requiring mammogram providers to tell women with dense breast tissue that ...
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Is personality influenced by birth order? New studies challenge ‘conventional wisdom’

Ben Guarino | 
Birth order, according to conventional wisdom, molds personality: Firstborn children, secure with their place in the family and expected to ...
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Organic producers battle over food labeling standards as industry nears $50 billion in sales

Laura Reiley | 
As organic food shifts from utopian movement to lucrative industry, a war is being waged for its soul. Record organic ...
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Second person cured of HIV? Stem cell transplant sends ‘London patient’ into long-term remission

Carolyn Johnson | 
A man has been in remission from HIV for a year and a half, without drugs, after receiving a stem ...
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Stem cell therapy ‘sold as a miracle cure’ linked to 17 bacterial hospitalizations

Laurie McGinley, William Wan | 
Over the past year, at least 17 people have been hospitalized after being injected with products made from umbilical cord ...
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Esketamine nasal spray, touted as biggest advance in years for treating depression, gets FDA approval

Carolyn Johnson, Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration approved a novel antidepressant late Tuesday [March 5] for people with depression that does not ...
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Failure of first US uterine transplant blamed on organ donation system

Lenny Bernstein | 
On March 7, 2016, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic introduced the nation to Lindsey McFarland, the first person to undergo a ...
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‘Young blood’ plasma treatments unproven, possibly dangerous, says FDA

Laurie McGinley | 
Federal health regulators on [February 19] warned consumers against controversial “young blood” treatments — plasma infusions from young donors marketed for conditions ...
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Do all breast cancer patients need genetic testing?

Laurie McGinley | 
The nation’s breast surgeons are advising that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing to check for ...
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Black-white cancer mortality gap has narrowed significantly, ‘but we still have a long way to go’

Laurie McGinley | 
Longtime cancer disparities between African Americans and whites — with blacks having a sharply higher mortality rate — have narrowed ...
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Immunotherapy could extend survival for patients with aggressive glioblastoma brain cancer

Laurie McGinley | 
Glioblastoma — the aggressive brain cancer that killed Sen. John McCain, Sen. Ted Kennedy and Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden ...
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Gene editing, novel baking ingredients could make bread safe for millions of consumers who can’t eat carbs

Cara Rosenbloom | 
Ah, bread....There are whole diets built around avoiding carbs and gluten in bread — sometimes by choice, sometimes by medical ...