Rob Stein

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Experimental Drugs Boost Elderly Immune Systems, Raising Hopes For Anti-Aging Effects

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.

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Doctors Try Genetically Modified Poliovirus As Experimental Brain Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Duke University researchers say some patients with brain cancer survived long after receiving treatment with a weakened poliovirus. But the response rate was limited and there were side effects.

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Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret

Monday, June 18, 2018

As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

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Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the benefits from routine electrocardiograms in people at low risk of heart disease don't outweigh the harms from unnecessary follow-up tests.

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Her Son Is One Of The Few Children To Have 3 Parents' DNA

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Several women who have had trouble conceiving children have gone to a clinic in Ukraine that is doing something unique: using DNA from three different people to create a healthy embryo.

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News Brief: Primary Results, Facebook In China, '3-Parent Babies'

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

We look at results after eight states had primary elections Tuesday. Also, Facebook gave data access to Chinese companies, and a look inside a controversial Ukrainian clinic making embryos.

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Clinic Claims Success In Making Babies With 3 Parents' DNA

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.

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Therapy Made From Patient's Immune System Shows Promise For Advanced Breast Cancer

Monday, June 04, 2018

An experimental therapy seems to have eradicated cancer in a patient with metastatic breast cancer who had failed every other treatment. The goal is to reliably repeat that success in more people.

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FDA Panel Affirms Safety Of Painkiller Celebrex

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Food and Drug Administration advisers found that celecoxib poses no greater risk for heart attacks and strokes than prescription doses of popular pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen do.

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Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development.

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New York City Mice Carry Bacteria That Can Make People Sick

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An analysis of mice in the Big Apple finds that many harbor bacteria that can make humans sick if exposed to the animals' droppings. Some of the bacterial strains were resistant to antibiotics.

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Financial Ruin Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

People who experience a sharp drop in wealth face a much higher risk of dying over the next 20 years, according to a study of more than 8,000 adults in the U.S.

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FDA Advances Plan To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to levels so low that millions of smokers will be able to quit and millions more people will never take up the habit.

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Test For Breast Cancer Gene Will Be Available In Weeks

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The FDA approved the first test that people can get without a doctor to see if they carry a genetic mutation that increases their risk for cancer. The test looks for three mutations.

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Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent nationwide between 2016 and 2017, with some places showing even more dramatic spikes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.

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FDA Panel Gives Qualified Support To Claims For 'Safer' Smoking Device

Thursday, January 25, 2018

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommends the agency accept Philip Morris' claims that its iQOS device, a cigarette alternative, reduces exposure to harmful chemicals.

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Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys Using Method That Created Dolly The Sheep

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A team of researchers has produced two macaque monkey clones using a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. It's a first for primates. The advance could hasten research into human diseases.

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Flu Season Is Shaping Up To Be A Nasty One, CDC Says

Friday, January 12, 2018

The flu season started early this year and is already widespread throughout the country and intense in dozens of states. But it's not too late to get that flu shot, officials say.

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Flu Sickens Thousands Across The Country

Friday, January 12, 2018

Fears that this winter would bring a nasty flu season appear to be coming true. Health officials say this year's season started early and it's hitting hard.

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