Rob Stein

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Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A majority of Americans of European descent could be linked to third cousins, or closer relatives, using genealogy databases, a study finds. Soon it may be possible to identify nearly everyone by DNA.

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Wider Use Of Osteoporosis Drug Could Prevent Bone Fractures In More Elderly Women

Monday, October 01, 2018

A study involving 2,000 women age 65 and older found that a commonly used drug for osteoporosis could reduce the risk for broken bones in women at an earlier stage of bone thinning.

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Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria

Monday, September 24, 2018

Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics.

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Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A Japanese research team made immature human eggs from stem cells that were derived from human blood. The technique brings scientists a step closer to being able to mass-produce human eggs.

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Who Should Take Aspirin Every Day?

Monday, September 17, 2018

A new study found that the risks apparently outweigh the benefits of taking a low-dose aspirin every day for otherwise healthy older people. But what about everyone else?

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Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Results from a large international study show that risks from taking daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the potential benefits for older people in generally good health.

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Update: A Young Man's Experiment With A 'Living Drug' For Leukemia

Friday, September 14, 2018

After trying one treatment after another for his leukemia, 20-year old Aaron Reid enrolled in a study to test an experimental therapy using modified cells from his own body.

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FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration said teen vaping has reached epidemic proportions, prompting more than 1,300 warning letters to stores selling e-cigarettes to kids and an ultimatum to four companies.

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FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Consumers will have a new generic alternative to the widely used — and pricey — device to counter life-threatening allergic reactions.

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Researchers are working on better ways to teach patients' immune systems to root out and kill malignant cells. A promising approach involves cells that attack cancer two ways at one time.

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Babies Who Seem Fine At Birth May Have Zika-Related Problems Later, Study Finds

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The largest study to follow women infected with Zika while they were pregnant finds about 6 percent of children had problems at birth, but 14 percent had complications by their first birthday.

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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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