How marijuana contributes to weight loss — and a reduced risk of diabetes; researchers zero in on the first genes associated with postpartum depression; and ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity later in life. These are the stories making health news this week; for more, visit TIME Health & Family.
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.
Genetic testing can be both a boon and a curse, experts say, since more information often means more, and often confusing, options.
She wasn’t yet diagnosed with cancer, but after finding a common gene mutation that often leads to breast cancer, she had the radical surgery to lower her risk.
Researchers announced the promising results of a new genetic test that can predict the most aggressive prostate cancers; New Jersey governor Chris Christie has gastric lap-band surgery, and moms who lick their babies’ pacifiers clean may be doing their kids’ immune systems a favor. These are some of the major stories making health news this week.
Analyzing a tumor’s genes can predict which prostate cancers won’t need additional treatment and which cases require more intensive therapies.
Here’s a quick look at the biggest health stories this week.
She was thrown out, or at least her head was, with the remains of other animals — dogs, horses, squirrels — and other debris that the colonists discarded during the winter of 1609–10.
A breakthrough in helping the body to produce more insulin could make tedious injections of the hormone history.
Mapping out how an Alzheimer’s gene works could lead to new treatments
Researchers have more questions than answers about the latest bird flu circulating in China, including whether birds are the only reservoir for the virus.
Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
Researchers report a breakthrough in generating powerful antibodies that can neutralize HIV.