Currently Creasing: Week of May 20
Here’s what our team has for you to bookmark & read this week
‘We cannot put people in jail for this’: Prosecutors vow not to bring charges under severe abortion laws: One legal scholar, however, said states can sidestep district attorneys who refuse to enforce state laws.
A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore: A common dietary supplement may help overcome mutations in the Pten gene. Should patients take it?
The Other Reasons Kids Aren't Getting Vaccinations: Poverty And Health Care Access: Religious and ideological opposition to vaccines has fueled the current measles outbreak. But there's another factor driving low vaccination rates in some communities: poverty.
Humility Is the First Step toward a Healthier World: Physician and epidemiologist Sandro Galea argues that tackling these global issues must begin with a dose of humility—and an understanding that we still have a long way to go when it comes to unraveling the complex forces that shape the health of individuals and communities.
Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials: In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.
Medicine’s First, Gruesome Window on Digestion: In 1822, a surgeon encountered a patient with a bullet hole in his stomach—and spent more than a decade looking through it.
Riding a Wave of Sound: The blood-brain barrier helps ward off most pathogens, and the same defense also poses a challenge when doctors try to treat brain disorders. Researchers believe they can break through the barrier with the help of sound waves.