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Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says

‘Remarkable progress’ has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.

Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

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Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients

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By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

Americans dislike the requirement that everyone have health insurance. But eliminating it doesn’t mean that they’d stop buying coverage — or accepting subsidies.

F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics

The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.

Q&A: The Chemical Reaction That Cleans Everything

Bleach may be common, but the molecular dance that makes it work is an intricate wonder.

Jesse Jackson Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn

Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.

Ask Well: What Is Parkinsonism?

The stiffness, slowness and shuffling of the feet that are classic features of Parkinson’s disease can also be caused by other disorders.

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs

In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes

The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and prosecutors.

Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency

The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal epidemics keep cropping up.

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.

Under New Guidelines, Millions of Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.

do: She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

The debate over taxing sugary drinks has turned into a ferocious global policy brawl. In Colombia, proponents faced intimidation and censorship.

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.

Trillions of Flies Can’t All Be Bad

The world’s flies do much more than annoy us. Pollinating plants, cleaning up carcasses, swabbing drains — flies are part of every strand of the web of life.

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