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Weighing the Risks

Women who opt for epidurals are more likely to run a fever during labor that can endanger their babies

May 5, 2012 — Melinda Wenner Moyer

Return of the Clap

Gonorrhea, once a minor illness, is developing resistance to the last category of drugs that still works against it and could become untreatable

May 4, 2012 — Maryn McKenna

Tomorrow's Medicine

A look at some of the most promising medical devices now in development

May 2, 2012 — THE EDITORS, Nancy Shute, Ferris Jabr and Katherine Harmon

4 Medical Implants That Escaped FDA Scrutiny

A substantial number of risky devices are cleared for medical use without clinical testing, including some hip implants, surgical mesh, heart valve rings and defibrillator leads

April 30, 2012 — Lena Groeger and ProPublica

Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Go Undetected

Poor training in use of tests is part of the issue. Microbiology companies could help by revealing the exact composition of their test media, which might help improve understanding of tests' limitations...

April 27, 2012

Enzymes Grow Artificial DNA

Certain artificial genetic polymers, or 'XNAs,' could bind and inhibit proteins, including those involved in macular degeneration, or resemble Earth's earliest genetic molecules

April 19, 2012
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