Richard Harris appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why but say the answer could have health implications for patients.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Most patient advocacy groups get funding from the industry, a new study finds. That means they may have a conflict of interest when they are representing patients.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
Friday, January 06, 2017
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says pregnant women with morning sickness shouldn't reach hastily for the pill bottle. Controversy over one medicine called Diclegis continues.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
But that's not the final word, caution pediatricians, including the Danish author. It's one of several recent studies with contradictory findings that suggest the supplements could help or hurt.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The federal government pays for kidney transplants. But the program only pays for essential anti-rejection drugs for three years. Many people can't afford them and can end up losing the kidney.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mumps spreads easily through schools and colleges. And in northwestern Arkansas, where the current outbreak is centered, students often live in close quarters with their families.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Two recent studies comparing genetic cancer tests suggest that doctors need to be careful about assuming the results provide a complete picture for selecting among treatments options.
Monday, December 05, 2016
A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Monday, November 28, 2016
There's a plethora of projects to gather data about the brain, various kinds of cancer and every type of cell in the body. But researchers are struggling to keep up with the information explosion.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Medical researchers are no longer ignoring the people who have the most to gain — or lose. But as patient advocates become more influential, they risk being co-opted by the biomedical industry.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. How will a new administration affect academic research? What about pharmaceutical research?
Sunday, November 13, 2016
People with unlucky genes but good health habits were half as likely to develop heart disease as those who had an unhealthful lifestyle and genes that increased their heart risk, a study found.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen from 21 percent of the adult population in 2005 to 15 percent in 2015, when the agency conducted its latest survey.
Monday, November 07, 2016
Scientists are racing to create a vaccine. The latest effort being tested uses inactivated virus, a technique that has been used successfully to fight other diseases, and human volunteers.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Up until he retired as head of the National Academy of Sciences, the soft-spoken atmospheric scientist spent his career diligently directing a skeptical public to the human causes of climate change.
Friday, November 04, 2016
The fungus Candida auris has infected hospitalized patients with weakened immune systems or other serious conditions. Four of the seven patients died, but it's unclear if the fungus was the cause.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fifty patients with Lou Gehrig's disease have volunteered for a study of a dietary supplement as an experimental treatment. Even a failure could help by eliminating a dead end from consideration.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Blood clots are on the list of conditions that doctors are supposed to consider when figuring out unexplained fainting spells. An Italian study suggests physicians should be more alert to clots.