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Seeking Clues to Obesity in Rare Hunger Disorder

Seeking Clues to Obesity in Rare Hunger Disorder

Kristin Tremblay helps make dinner at home in Gainesville, Fla. She has a disorder that makes her uncontrollably hungry.

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder

A photomicrograph of a male karyotype. Privacy and ethical concerns are rising after a genealogy website was used to identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer cases.

What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

What Obese Patients Should Say to Doctors

Dr. Michael L. Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, operates on very obese patients — something many doctors are unwilling to do because they attribute the patients’ problems to weight alone.

A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better

A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better

A white blood cell infected with the virus that causes adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma, a rare blood cancer. An immunotherapy drug, nivolumab, seemed to make patients sicker, not better.

The Flu Outbreak Has Peaked but Still Has Weeks to Go

The Flu Outbreak Has Peaked but Still Has Weeks to Go

Dr. Andrew C. Miller attends to Eric Scott in the emergency room of the Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. on Jan. 30.

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat

Sarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.

Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It

Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It

Edwin Alsina, in the bed, arrived at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago with a racing heart.The staff normally would have administered a drug used to steady an abnormal heart rate, but it wasn't in stock, and when its replacements didn't work, he was admitted overnight.

New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients

New Findings Could Save Lives of More Stroke Patients

A doctor performing a thrombectomy on a patient with stroke symptoms. A new study found that doctors have more time than previously thought to rescue brain cells whose blood flow is cut off by clots.

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

President Trump with Dr. Ronny Jackson after Mr. Trump’s physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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.

Readers Respond: ‘The Biggest Loser’

Readers Respond: ‘The Biggest Loser’

Sean Algaier, a pastor from Charlotte, N.C., was a contestant on “The Biggest Loser.” He went from 444 pounds to 289 but now his weight is up to 450 again, and he is burning 458 fewer calories a day than would be expected for a man his size.

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.

The Asian long-horned tick was first identified in New Jersey last November. The species now has been reported in the suburbs of New York City and as far west as Arkansas.

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Dr. José Baselga will join AstraZeneca, the British-Swedish drug maker, in a new position as head of research and development in oncology.

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

Humana’s decision to purchase two hospice outfits puts it squarely in the middle of the debate over whether for-profit companies can deliver quality hospice care.

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

A colored electron micrograph showing colon tissue with cancer in yellow, blood cells in red, mucus in blue and bacteria in light green. A study links colon cancer with two types of bacteria, which may fuel the growth of tumors.

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes

Medicare downgraded its rating of many nursing homes for failing to be staffed every day with a registered nurse.


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