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Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead

(CNN)The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation. “Flu is everywhere in the US right now,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the CDC’s influenza ...

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression ...

‘Best diets’ ranking puts keto last, DASH first

(CNN)If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s ...

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

The pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with a battery and processor, ...

When Your Activity Tracker Becomes a Personal Medical Device

Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less like a gear maker selling pricey accessories to fitness buffs and ...

Excitement as trial shows Huntington’s drug could slow progress of disease

Hailed as enormously significant, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntingtons genetic mutation A landmark trial for Huntingtons ...

The embryo is just a year younger than the mother who birthed her

(CNN)The longest known frozen human embryo to result in a successful birth was born last month in Tennessee. Emma’s parents, Tina and Benjamin Gibson of eastern Tennessee, ...

Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied

(CNN)Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, ...

Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s

(CNN)It’s one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer’s. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire ...

Meet ‘Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

(CNN)On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and ...

Bill Gates announces major donation to advance the fight against Alzheimer’s

Bill Gates speaks speaks at the Goalkeepers 2017 event on Sept. 20, 2017, in New York City.Image: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates just ...

The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents ...
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