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Medical Research

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  • Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors

     Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors
    It was spring of 2014. Dr. Julia Shaklee Sammons looked around and saw trouble. An infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she had read the headlines about new measles cases — including outbreaks in California and...
  • A fateful gene may make us smarter - for a while, at least

    A fateful gene may make us smarter - for a while, at least
    Dena Dubal and Jennifer Yokoyama have been plucking at the thread of fate. The researchers at UC San Francisco are fascinated with a longevity gene named for one of the Greek Fates, Klotho. “She spins the thread of life and she is the daughter...
  • Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

    A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs. Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, who presented...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Is it smart to skip your annual physical?

    Is it smart to skip your annual physical?
    The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
  • Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Two former CIA captives at Guantanamo have been granted time-delayed, 30-minute video-chats with family the first nearly live conversations with home by men who disappeared into the spy agency's secret prison network a...
  • Trial in medical research scandal at Duke postponed

    DURHAM, N.C. A judge in Durham County Superior Court has postponed the first civil trial against Duke University by the estate of a patient who had enrolled in one of a trio of clinical cancer studies that were based on bogus science. The case is part of...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Senate Bill Seeks State Panel To Investigate Hoarding Disorder

    Senate Bill Seeks State Panel To Investigate Hoarding Disorder
    HARTFORD — Hoarding is a private obsession, fodder for reality TV shows and, since 2013, an officially recognized psychiatric disorder. But in recent years, experts have come to view hoarding as something else: a serious public health and safety...
  • Apodaca: Educated parents should know better and vaccinate

    Will those parents who continue to withhold vaccinations for their children now please, please, please wake up? The recent measles outbreak must at least give pause to those who harbor misguided beliefs about vaccinations. For here in recent weeks we...
  • One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness

    One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness
    Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. She is taking part in one of the most unusual cancer experiments in the nation. With special permission...