Thursday, November 23, 2017

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors? by GINA KOLATA


By GINA KOLATA

Whether Fusobacterium nucleatum causes colon tumors is unknown. But a new study hints that it may be ‘an integral part of the cancer.’

Published: November 22, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough by JAN HOFFMAN


By JAN HOFFMAN

A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host.

Published: November 21, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

Published: November 21, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says by DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

“Remarkable progress” has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.

Published: November 19, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Monday, November 20, 2017

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

Published: November 19, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments by KATIE HAFNER and GRIFFIN PALMER


By KATIE HAFNER and GRIFFIN PALMER

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

Published: November 19, 2017 at 07:00PM

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily by KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH


By KATE ZERNIKE and ABBY GOODNOUGH

Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.

Published: November 18, 2017 at 07:00PM

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