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A highly unusual response to my article on insurance obstacles to obtaining powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs came from the very top: the leaders of one of the two companies making the drugs.
Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products.
‘My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house,’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11.
The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens.
After early work on the biological basis of depression, Dr. Carroll became a relentless campaigner against corruption among academic researchers.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups.
A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.
Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.
Exactly one year ago, reporting on Harvey Weinstein unleashed a movement. That movement’s adaptability and capacity continues to be tested at a whirlwind pace.
Frances H. Arnold of the U.S. received half the prize, while her compatriot George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter of Britain shared the other half.
Long ago, Neanderthals probably infected modern humans with viruses, perhaps even an ancient form of H.I.V. But our extinct relatives also gave us genetic defenses.
The British sandwich chain was criticized for inadequate labeling after a 15-year-old girl died after eating one of its sandwiches.
Researchers say psilocybin, the active compound in the mushrooms, should be reclassified to treat anxiety and depression. But any such move would be years away.
The cracks in African elephants’ skin help them keep cool and stay healthy. A new explanation for how those cracks form could offer insights into treating a human skin disease.
Women who ate the most processed meats, like hot dogs, bacon and ham, had a 9 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared to those who infrequently ate such foods.
Although declines in running and other activities are unavoidable, they may be less steep than many of us fear.
The latest move by the agency to increase pressure on e-cigarette makers to curtail marketing their products to teenagers.
Under scrutiny for the hospital’s industry ties and compensation, Dr. Craig B. Thompson stepped down from two company boards.
Powerful PCSK9 inhibitors were supposed to revolutionize care for cardiac patients. But insurers and other payers balked at sky-high prices.