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My son has a rare illness that falls between the cracks of healthcare coverage, and we’ve struggled to find a solution

My son has PANDAS, a rare illness that falls between the cracks of physical illness and psychological manifestations and of our health coverage.
Two new therapies use peanuts to desensitize those with the allergy, in hopes of protecting people from accidental exposure.

A ‘secret’ patch shows the future of treating the most common food allergy, and two biotechs are competing to own the $3 billion market

Kids with peanut allergies haven't had many options, but that first-of-their-kind treatments could change that as soon as 2019.
AbbVie revealed on Wednesday that it had halted patient enrollment in a late-stage clinical trial for a small-cell lung cancer drug after poor patient outcomes.

A cancer drug that AbbVie acquired in a $10 billion deal is looking more and more like a failure

AbbVie just stopped enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a high-profile lung cancer drug after patients had shorter survival results on the drug.
2018 brought profound changes in the world of medicine.

10 of the most important medical discoveries of 2018

Every year, researchers quietly pave the way for the advancement of medicine, and 2018 was no exception. Here are 10 medical breakthroughs this year.
The testing kit from uBiome.

I tried a test that let me peek inside my microbiome, the ‘forgotten organ’ that scientists say is the future of medicine — and what...

I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s alread...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.

‘We’re shooting for thousands of clinics’: A Silicon Valley startup has been quietly laying plans to take on heavyweight One Medical...

Silicon Valley startup Carbon Health has been quietly rolling out clinics across the Bay Area after merging with an urgent care provider. The plan is to expand nationally and take on One Medical.
Dr. Paul Ryan.

A California woman claims that a doctor wouldn’t treat her mother because she doesn’t speak English

A woman says a cardiologist in California refused to treat her mom because she doesn't speak English — and a video of the exchange has gone viral.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.