We are walking hand in hand, her small palm nestled snugly into my own, its weight a comfort I have come to take for granted. When she was born, I spent hours gazing at that palm, my eyes tracing the path of the crease that ran from one side to the other, the crease I could not find on my own upturned hand, the crease that served as one more “marker” for the doctors

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White women are dying at a slightly younger age than in the past. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics

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In an op-ed, Rebecca Skloot writes “The United States government recently proposed sweeping revisions to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule, which governs research on humans, tissues and genetic material”

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On Menopause

December 15, 2015

There are a few things science doesn’t know about the menopause: what it’s for, how it works and how best to treat it. Approaching her second – yes, second – menopause, Rose George finds herself with more questions than answers

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A week before the operation, the man provided a sperm sample to Danish scientists. A week after the procedure, he did so again. A year later, he donated a third sample. Scientists were investigating a tantalizing but controversial hypothesis: that a man’s experiences can alter his sperm, and that those changes in turn may alter his children

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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction

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Adina Roskies: As treatments advance, interventions into brain function will dramatically illustrate the dependence of who we are on our brains – and they may put pressure on some basic beliefs and concepts that have been fundamental to how we view the world

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