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AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Is the New CDC Director. Here’s Why the Pick Is Controversial

The Trump administration has tapped HIV researcher Dr. Robert Redfield to be the new leader of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Redfield will be replacing Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who stepped down from CDC director after Politico reported that she had bought shares in a tobacco company after accepting the position. Redfield…

This Compound Can Reverse Aging in Mice. Will It Work in People?

Researchers found a molecule that can make older muscles act young again

Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief

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A new study compares tai chi and aerobic exercise to reduce chronic pain linked to fibromyalgia

You Asked: Why Do I Sweat When I Sleep?

Blame your sheets. Or your mattress. Or your meds.

Controlling Health Care Costs By Listening to Patients

Health care costs in the United States are in the trillions, and finding solutions to cut costs are becoming critical for medical care sustainability. During a conversation with health leaders about health care cost-cutting, experts made a simple argument: listen to patients. During the discussion, which took place Tuesday at Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Health conference…

Is Big Data Finally Changing Health Care?

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—For decades, innovators have been holding a candle for the potential of Big Data to one day revolutionize health care. Entrepreneurs have developed ways for people to track their own biological metrics, and for companies to use advances like artificial intelligence to provide more targeted care. Are we finally at the point where…

What Happens When the Patient Becomes the Boss?

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—Patients today have access to tools that allow them to know much more about their personal health than ever before—for better or for worse. Whether it’s the ability to look up clinical trials and new research or use wearable devices that track everything from steps to sleep quality, men and women can gather…

The Gross Reason You Should Never Shave Your Legs Before a Pedicure

Shaving your legs before a pedicure seems like a no-brainer. But what may seem like a simple act of hygiene (and courtesy) could actually be setting you up for a nasty infection, according to Georgia-based dermatologist and American Academy of Dermatology fellow Dr. Lauren Ploch. “Shaving the legs may cause microfissures (like tiny nicks) in…

What 7 Sleep Experts Do When They Can’t Fall Asleep

Try these expert-approved tips the next time you're tossing and turning

Tony Robbins: ‘You Have to Fail to Be Successful’

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—Tony Robbins has become a go-to life coach for CEOs, celebrities, and politicians But his life hasn’t always been inspiring. Robbins, the author of Unshakeable and Money: Master the Game, spoke at Fortune magazine’s Brainstorm Health conference here about how he’s overcome his own life challenges and how he uses those lessons to…

5 Ways to Defend Science in 2018

There’s been incredible progress in science in recent years, from driverless cars to genetic editing, but the scientific community has also faced significant obstacles recently. From the withdrawal of federal funding for epidemic response and research to the decision by the United States to leave the Paris Agreement on climate change, scientists are faced with…

Stem Cell Treatment Could Be a Game-Changer for People With MS

Stem cell transplants were successful in some people with multiple sclerosis

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