Latest Morning Briefing Stories

Is Alzheimer’s A Glitch Of Our Brain’s Ancient Immune System?

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Connecting Alzheimer’s and the immune system was a radical idea at first but these scientists pushed on. In other news, FDA has opened the doors to drugs that would treat people who have biomarkers of a disease but aren’t yet showing symptoms.

Cheaper and Easier To Find Than Opioids, Meth Is Making A Comeback

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Drugs tend to go in cycles, and although meth may seem like a thing of the past, it turns out it was only on hiatus. In other public health news: antibiotics, ovarian cancer, fertility, autism, high blood sugar and memory, the science of love, and more.

Fault Lines Emerge Between Oncologists Over Necessity Of Chemotherapy

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There has been a trend toward using chemotherapy less in the early stages of breast cancer, but some doctors worry that means patients are not getting the treatment they need. In other public health news: heart disease, freezing eggs, the human genome, e-cigarettes, sleep and more.

Cardiologists Dispute White House Physician’s Rosy Assessment Of Trump’s Heart Health

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The doctors, who have not examined Donald Trump, find it alarming that the president’s LDL levels remain above 140 even though he is taking 10 milligrams of Crestor, a powerful drug that is used to lower cholesterol levels to well below 100. Meanwhile, Trump’s doctor credited his genes for his good health, but experts say the president shouldn’t bank on that forever.