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An amusing romp through word histories. Book review Oct 31, 2015 485
The beneficial bean: coffee reveals itself as an unlikely health elixir. Oct 3, 2015 3156
Ebola vaccine effective in Guinea trial: immediate shot after possible exposure protected against virus. Sep 5, 2015 673
Spicy food linked to longevity. Brief article Sep 5, 2015 155
New cancer drugs can wake up sleeping killer T cells: frontline immune system fighters, often evaded by tumors, might now resume the attack. Jul 11, 2015 1512
Snagging clots upgrades stroke care: device threaded up to the brain can unblock jammed arteries. Report Jun 13, 2015 1396
Chikungunya is on the move: the virus has found a new hemisphere and might get a new latitude. Cover story Jun 13, 2015 2900
The art and science of the hedgerow. Book review May 30, 2015 500
Pinpointing true cancer mutations: to clarify tumor culprits, study healthy and diseased samples. May 16, 2015 503
Crohn's drug shows promise: in clinical trial, compound blocked gut inflammation. Apr 18, 2015 420
Test herpes vaccine works in mice. Brief article Apr 18, 2015 217
Painkillers may not reduce colorectal cancer risk for everybody. Brief article Apr 18, 2015 186
Peanut exposure prevents allergy: for many at-risk infants, early avoidance not a good strategy. Mar 21, 2015 567
Teens have higher anaphylaxis risk than younger kids. Brief article Mar 21, 2015 260
When animals invade human spaces. Book review Mar 21, 2015 487
The mess that is stress: chronic angst triggers a slew of changes that harm long-term health. Mar 7, 2015 4049
New antibiotic shows promise: in lab tests, bacteria did not gain resistance to compound. Feb 7, 2015 522
Weight-loss surgery may prolong life: ten years postoperation, mortality rates were nearly cut in half. Feb 7, 2015 558
Asthma may add to sleep apnea risk. Brief article Feb 7, 2015 214
Flu shot response depends on gene: targeting immune signaling protein may boost immunity. Jan 24, 2015 375
Priming the elderly for flu vaccination: transplant antirejection drug improves antibody production. Jan 24, 2015 416
Old product might help smokers quit. Brief article Jan 24, 2015 216
Survival of the Nicest. Book review Jan 10, 2015 363
New drugs allow cells to fight cancer: neutralizing key protein awakens immune response to tumors. Dec 27, 2014 579
Old drug reduces herpes symptoms. Brief article Dec 27, 2014 185
Snakebite test correctly IDs attackers. Dec 13, 2014 161
Rare genetic mutations may protect against heart disease. Brief article Dec 13, 2014 163
Heavy milk drinking may double women's mortality rates: consumption of the drink coincided with higher chances of death due to cancer, heart disease. Nov 29, 2014 754
Daylight saving time tied to more exercise in children. Brief article Nov 29, 2014 159
Blood sugar's link to spinal injuries: reducing high glucose levels may improve patient recovery. Nov 15, 2014 363
Pneumococcal vaccine thwarts resistant infections in children. Brief article Nov 15, 2014 188
Drug appears safe in children with C. difficile infections. Brief article Nov 15, 2014 187
Statins may improve stroke survival: cholesterol drugs prolong life in cases caused by brain bleeding. Nov 1, 2014 442
Test foretells surgery recovery time. Brief article Nov 1, 2014 148
Experimental herpes drug offers hope: therapy effective for people, but side effects seen in monkeys. Oct 18, 2014 550
Viruses can zoom through workplaces in hours. Brief article Oct 18, 2014 129
Get the facts about the obesity epidemic. Brief article Oct 18, 2014 258
Nose cells offer knee cartilage fix: patches grown from nasal tissue perform well in goats. Oct 4, 2014 524
High-dose flu shot benefits elderly. Brief article Oct 4, 2014 140
Low-tech bacteria battle: to fight antibiotic resistance, doctors need to change the way they prescribe. Oct 4, 2014 3427
Experimental therapies target Ebola: candidate drugs and vaccines could help end epidemic. Sep 20, 2014 980
Collagen-making cells curb sepsis: experimental treatment halts mice's immune overreaction. Sep 20, 2014 401
Resistance to key malaria drug spreads: hard-to-treat parasites now affect several Asian countries. Sep 6, 2014 725
Study claiming narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease retracted. Brief article Sep 6, 2014 111
'NOVA' sets facts straight on vaccine science. Television program review Sep 6, 2014 383
Bone marrow transplant could reverse sickle cell in adults. Brief article Aug 23, 2014 167
Early birth linked to prepregnancy diet: consuming junk food before conception may harm baby-to-be. Aug 9, 2014 357
Heart flaw at root of some strokes: brain attacks tied to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation. Jul 26, 2014 410
Ulcer microbe changes quickly to avoid immune attack. Brief article Jul 26, 2014 149
Simple blood test detects heart transplant rejection. Brief article Jul 26, 2014 162
Kidding Ourselves. Book review Jul 26, 2014 457
Skin moles tied to breast cancer: increased disease risk may reflect higher estrogen levels. Jul 12, 2014 408
Football linked to brain changes: college players have smaller hippocampi than nonplayers. Jun 14, 2014 394
Material induces muscle regrowth: noncellular pig tissue attracts stem cells to fix injuries. May 31, 2014 392
Massachusetts insurance mandate lowers death rate. Brief article May 31, 2014 145
Big babies: high birthweight might signal health risks later in life. May 31, 2014 3323
Potential measles drug tests well: enzyme-blocking compound saves ferrets from related virus. May 17, 2014 507
Celiac disease linked to cardiovascular problems. Brief article May 17, 2014 148
Electronic cigarettes don't help smokers quit. Brief article May 3, 2014 168
MS milder when patients begin with higher vitamin D levels. Brief article Apr 19, 2014 199
Whooping cough bounces back: replacement vaccine is not so great at protecting kids. Apr 19, 2014 3273
Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to child's risk of ADHD. Brief article Apr 5, 2014 169
Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans. Book review Apr 5, 2014 325
Vitamin C could give chemo a boost: the supplement helped anticancer drugs shrink tumors in mice. Mar 22, 2014 509
Clot risk lingers after pregnancy. Brief article Mar 22, 2014 145
Pacemaker treats sleep apnea: experimental device works for many patients who can't use breathing machines. Feb 22, 2014 721
Small fetal size early on may bring health risks later. Brief article Feb 22, 2014 143
Naturalists at Sea: From Dampier to Darwin. Book review Feb 22, 2014 434
'Good' bacteria prevent colic symptoms in babies. Brief article Feb 8, 2014 129
Dog dust may benefit infant immune systems: microbes from pet-owning house protected mice against allergy, infection. Jan 25, 2014 493
Heartburn drugs linked to vitamin deficiency: people who take Nexium, Prilosec and other brands more prone to low B12 levels. Jan 25, 2014 486
Narcolepsy may be rooted in the immune system: assault on brain cells appears to induce sleep disorder. Jan 25, 2014 744
Thalidomide treats Crohn's disease: study of children with disorder finds new use for tainted drug. Jan 11, 2014 545
Cell counts provide a read on ovarian cancer. Brief article Jan 11, 2014 142
Eating nuts may extend life span: benefits may be tied to cholesterol, inflammation drop. Dec 28, 2013 354
Dietary supplements slow HIV progression. Brief article Dec 28, 2013 162
11 Putting kids at risk: parents lax on vaccinations. Brief article Dec 28, 2013 326
Changes in malaria parasite may make Africans more susceptible to infection: genetic protection from Plasmodium vivax may be in jeopardy. Dec 14, 2013 658
Newborns' weak immunity has upside: immune suppression in infants lets beneficial microbes in. Dec 14, 2013 453
Prion mutation yields diarrheal disease: rare ailment starts in adulthood, attacking gut before brain. Dec 14, 2013 412
Peanut allergy eliminated by bone marrow transplant. Brief article Dec 14, 2013 199
Antibody treatment shows progress against HIV. Brief article Nov 30, 2013 176
Old drug new tricks: metformin, cheap and widely used for diabetes, takes a swipe at cancer. Report Nov 30, 2013 2960
Hopes raised for Ebola treatment: monkeys given dual therapy survive lethal viral infection. Nov 16, 2013 526
Norovirus vaccine shows progress. Brief article Nov 16, 2013 176
Old Parkinson's drug may have new tricks. Brief article Nov 2, 2013 188
Home births more risky than hospital deliveries: records suggest babies born at home are more prone to unresponsiveness after five minutes. Oct 19, 2013 618
Scarcity: Why having too little means so much. Book review Oct 19, 2013 481
Device tells brain and tumor apart: new technique might improve accuracy of cancer surgery. Brief article Oct 5, 2013 271
Test for kidney transplant rejection: assay for immune biomarker could reduce need for biopsies. Oct 5, 2013 355
Fructose may be key to weight gain. Brief article Oct 5, 2013 145
Malaria vaccine a hit in early test: inactivated parasite provokes effective immune response. Sep 21, 2013 475
Clues emerge to allergic asthma: implicated enzymes chop up a blood-clotting protein. Sep 21, 2013 345
Impactful distraction: talking while driving poses dangers that people seem unable to see. Aug 24, 2013 3278
First foods linked to diabetes risk: timing may be important in babies predisposed to condition. Aug 10, 2013 426
Cholera spurs human evolution: in Bangladesh, genetic variations might protect people. Brief article Jul 27, 2013 228
Ebola thwarted by existing drugs: mice survive up to a month on cancer, infertility meds. Jul 27, 2013 379
No link seen between vaccines and nerve-damaging condition. Brief article Jul 27, 2013 160
Lots of headers hurts memory: brain abnormalities found in some soccer players. Jul 13, 2013 416
Sluggish thyroid ups pregnancy risk. Brief article Jun 29, 2013 122

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