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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

Glyphosate is a popular weedkiller used on crops worldwide, but it has been at the center of a debate over its presence in foods. A new report found traces in Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other breakfast foods.

Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

Bari Brooks of White House, Tenn., received four chemotherapy treatments, six weeks of radiation and five years of hormone-blocking therapy for breast cancer. A new study suggests she might not have needed the chemotherapy.

The Online Gene Test Finds a Dangerous Mutation. It May Well Be Wrong.

The Online Gene Test Finds a Dangerous Mutation. It May Well Be Wrong.

Joshua Clayton was erroneously told he had mutation associated with Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder that can lead to fatal cancers at an early age.

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company

Humana’s decision to purchase two hospice outfits puts it squarely in the middle of the debate over whether for-profit companies can deliver quality hospice care.

Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Treatments May Be Unsafe, the F.D.A. Says

Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Treatments May Be Unsafe, the F.D.A. Says

The seven companies targeted by the F.D.A. for promoting dangerous uses of laser treatments for women included Inmode, Sciton, Alma Lasers, Thermigen, BTL Aesthetics, BTL Industries and Cynosure, which makes the MonaLisa Touch.

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal heartbeats.

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

A boy receiving a measles vaccine in a clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, in January. The country had 4,767 cases of measles last year, trailing only Romania and Italy.

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

A military veteran who received a penis transplant also undergoes physical therapy to regain his strength.

How Chummy Are Junk Food Giants and China’s Health Officials? They Share Offices

How Chummy Are Junk Food Giants and China’s Health Officials? They Share Offices

Coca-Cola products on a shelf in a Beijing supermarket. While public health campaigns in China promote exercise, they omit the value of cutting calories or reducing intake of processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show

Two new studies exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio-frequency radiation — the type emitted by your cellphone. But researchers said there was little cancer risk for humans.

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

Julie Eldred relapsed while on probation, and was sent to jail. Justices are weighing whether the probation requirement to stay clean constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

Dr. Barry Zevin, center, with Mark Farrell, the former mayor of San Francisco, left, and Chris Ruffino, a substance abuse counselor, when they announced the city’s street treatment program in May.

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

A color-enhanced scanning electron microscope image of prostate cancer cells. A new study suggests that dietary fat may feed prostate tumors and help them spread.

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers

The agency said it had sent warnings to about 40 retailers of Juuls and other e-cigarettes, accusing them of selling the products to minors.

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

Smallpox was eliminated in 1980, but experts have feared the virus, above, may return via laboratory accident or terrorist attack.

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, has tried to win over critics while also paying attention to the concerns of the drug and health industries.


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