Medical Notes: Week of August 4, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 4, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of July 28, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 28, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of July 21, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 21, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of June 16, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 16, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of June 9, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 9, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of June 2, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of June 2, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of 26, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 26, 2019.

Preeclampsia and a New Test for It

Preeclampsia, an irregularity in the placenta during pregnancy, is the leading cause of premature delivery worldwide, and causes nearly 20 percent of maternal deaths in the US. Little is known about its cause and how it can be treated, but an inexpensive new test could help flag those suffering from it and lessen complications. The test’s inventor discusses it and the disorder.

Cancer Suppression: Lessons from Pachyderms

DNA mutations happen all the time in the body, but the immune system usually detects and deals with them. When the system fails, cancer results. Yet some animals, such as elephants, almost never get cancer, and scientists have learned that the elephant DNA repair system is 20 times more powerful than the human system. Experts explain how they hope to tap this knowledge.

Medical Notes: Week of May 5, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 5, 2019.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Flu

The flu’s unique ability to mutate makes it one of the toughest diseases to solve, as it evades vaccines and treatment. It also has a deadly history, which prompts fears each flu season. A noted expert discusses all about the flu and its myths.