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Why limiting the size of sugary drinks is good for public health and soda companies alike.
September 13, 2012, 10:22 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Department of Homeland Security researchers released a cloud of bacteria into a subway tunnel underneath the Boston area.
September 12, 2012, 10:52 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Polar bears, yes. But some argue that the symbol should be a child. People respond better to climate change warnings when portrayed as a health issue, rather than an environmental problem.
September 11, 2012, 10:20 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Are these couples happier?
September 11, 2012, 6:27 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
The Lasker Awards, prized at $250,000, are sometimes a prelude to the Nobel Prize in medicine.
September 10, 2012, 10:37 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Breast milk — health workers say babies need it, parents rave about it, and surrogates are giving it away for free. But will technology render it obsolete?
September 10, 2012, 1:33 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Disappointing clinical trial results are driving researchers and drug developers to rethink their approach. Should the focus be on drugs for people before the onset of symptoms?
September 9, 2012, 8:43 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
At just a couple millionths of a meter, the device can weigh things as small as viruses, proteins and nanoparticles, helping scientists diagnose diseases and measure air pollution.
September 7, 2012, 10:32 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The country’s health system wastes $750 billion a year, thirty cents for every American dollar spent on care.
September 7, 2012, 8:00 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A probe lights up blue if you’re infected. This quick and cheap tool could be used in remote locations where the disease is especially common.
September 6, 2012, 9:43 PM PDT | By Janet Fang