It’s the first test to diagnose the behavioral disorder using brain wave patterns, but it won’t be the last. The idea of reading the brain’s activity for clues to mental illness is gaining ground.
The latest map of all the genes involved in a set of tumor cells exposes which mutations drive cancer and how to possibly treat them.
Statins lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and may be responsible for saving thousands of lives. Should everyone be taking the wonder drug?
They’re already available on some flights, but only in business and first class.
There’s a revolution occurring in cancer treatment, and it could mean the end of chemotherapy.
Lower-cost generic drugs can save patients millions in medication costs, but only if they make it to pharmacy shelves.
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.