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Health Nov 27Study: MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer, but can also result in false alarms
The results give a clearer picture of the tradeoffs involved in such testing, but they can't answer the biggest question — whether it saves lives.
Health Nov 17Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of…
Health Nov 06Doctors use CRISPR gene editing against cancer for the 1st time in the U.S.
Doctors were able to take immune system cells from the patients' blood and alter them genetically to help them recognize and fight cancer, with minimal and manageable side effects.
Health Jun 03U.S. aims to help more cancer patients try experimental drugs
Instead of making doctors plead their case first to companies and then to the FDA, the FDA will become the initial step and will assign a staffer to quickly do the paperwork.
Science Nov 26Chinese researcher claims he created first gene-edited babies
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
Nation Nov 11Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and…
Health Oct 20Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer.
Health Jun 04Many early-stage breast cancer patients can skip chemo, major study finds
The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs.