The Disease Took Zara, Then Sara. Could Ayla Be Saved?

Dr. Chakraborty wanted to start treating Zara, but the day she was supposed to get her first infusion, her lungs collapsed, and she spent a month in intensive care, including…

Night owls have higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, study says

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Leisure activities lowers risk of cancer, heart disease and death

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What to Know About the Marburg Virus Disease

Ghana announced the country’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease after two people who were not related died on June 27 and 28. Word of a new outbreak of a…

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between…

A Clunky Mask May be the Answer to Airborne Disease and N95 Waste

“Elastomerics for us really were a game changer,” Dr. Chalikonda said. “When I think of all the millions of dollars wasted on N95s and then trying to reuse them makes…

An Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease in Florida Is Growing, the C.D.C. Says

An outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida has caused at least 26 cases of the serious illness, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.…

Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76

In his native Ghana, Dr. Ohene-Frempong established a pilot program to provide screening for sickle cell disease among newborns in the southern city of Kumasi. It was the first such…

Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans

“I was all for it,” Malcolm said. So was Martin. When they were tested, the brothers learned they had the variants and that the variants, not lupus, most likely were…

Having allergies or asthma may raise risk of heart disease, study finds

Adults between the ages of 18 and 57 who have suffered from an allergic disorder had a higher risk of high blood pressure, according to the research, which will be…