- Should the same drug cost different amounts in different countries? Many non-governmental organizations say no – they’d rather have lower-cost generic medicines.
- The mysterious Kawasaki disease may have originated from northeast China, and may be able to be transmitted through the wind, researchers report.
- Scientists have discovered a drug that helps patients with Type 2 diabetes. It helps keep insulin in the bloodstream longer.
- Clinical trials are designed to be ethical in order to protect those that participate. But what happens when the National Institutes of Health interferes with ethical investigations into its own trials?
- Gluten-free diets are becoming ever more popular, but a new study shows that there is no benefit to a gluten-free diet for people without Celiac disease.
- Science writer Jo Marchant discusses how to use your mind to help heal yourself.
- Some researchers are arguing that virus research could result in a global pandemic.
- The heart remodels itself in endurance athletes, a new study finds. This leads to a lower resting heart rate as well as potential heart problems later in life.
- The BBC has a tool that shows you what your body clock is up to at different points in time. Compare with our article last week about keeping your body clock functioning properly.
- A couple children that don’t seem to age have been discovered. In a fantastic long piece for Mosaic, Virginia Hughes discusses how this may help researchers learn more about why we age.
- The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which assesses the health of the U.S. population, will soon start analyzing Chicago residents.
- Northwestern Medicine recently hosted a panel discussion to support new legislation, which may help provide more antibiotics to fight multi-drug resistant organisms.
- Northwestern professor June McKoy wrote an article in the Pacific-Standard about the costs of cancer treatment.
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