A Colombian woman's family history and genetic profile indicated she'd have Alzheimer's by the time she was 50, but researchers say an extremely rare genetic mutation staved off cognitive decline until her 70s, opening up the possibility for a new approach to Alzheimer's disease treatment, Pam Belluck reports for the New York Times
The drones delivered prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and a retirement community, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina.
As the Trump administration and federal lawmakers consider a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, research published Tuesday in JAMA shows most adolescents who use e-cigarettes say they prefer to use products with fruit, mint, and menthol flavors.
CMS on Wednesday announced 177,082 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the first two days of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, and said technical glitches with HealthCare.gov might have hampered enrollment.
A recent study found that female medical faculty members often experience "microaggressions"—indirect, fleeting comments that are "rooted" in "unconscious bias" against a marginalized group—in the workplace, while male faculty say they seldom occur, VJ Periyakoil, lead author of the research, writes for the New York Times' "Well."