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Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

Soo-Kyung Lee had been studying the FOXG1 gene for years. Her research took on new meaning when she learned that her daughter, Yuna, had a rare defect on that gene.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

Immunotherapy Drugs Slow Skin Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

Immunotherapy Drugs Slow Skin Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

An MRI showing the brain tumor, in dark red, lower center, of a melanoma patient whose cancer had spread. Melanoma is more likely than most cancers to invade the brain.

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal heartbeats.

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

Signs advertising Affordable Care Act enrollment at an insurance company in Miami.

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a bone marrow stem cell. Scientists have learned that an accumulation of mutated stem cells in bone marrow dramatically increases a person’s risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination.

Julianne Taaffe, left, and Kathryn Moon filed an age discrimination complaint against Ohio State University, which has agreed to alter its policies.

New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion

A worker at the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak of Ebola has claimed 58 confirmed or suspected victims.

How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis

How Suicide Quietly Morphed Into a Public Health Crisis

A candlelight vigil by family members of a young man who killed himself in Salem, Ore. Medications and psychiatric treatment are more widely available than ever, yet suicides in the United States are on the rise.

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses

While not seen as urgent as other world health problems, untreated vision problems cost the global economy $200 billion annually to lost productivity, according to the W.H.O.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance.

When Dr. Philip Cheng, a urologist in Boston, applied for disability insurance, he was given only short-term coverage. His broker said it was because Dr. Cheng took Truvada to prevent H.I.V. infection.

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

A military veteran who received a penis transplant also undergoes physical therapy to regain his strength.

Lower Drug Prices: New Proposals Carry Lots of Promises

Lower Drug Prices: New Proposals Carry Lots of Promises

Antoinette Lopez, who has rheumatoid arthritis, complained about paying more and more for drugs to treat her illness.

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

The high-profile investors, including Ms. DeVos and Mr. Murdoch, collectively invested about $600 million in the company Theranos.

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?

Ronald Sanders, a community health worker with Transitions Clinic Network in San Francisco, checking on a client. Mr. Sanders, who himself was in and out of prison, helps the formerly incarcerated get care for medical, psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.


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