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In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier


By PAULA SPAN

Suicide and dementia rates are highest in older people, raising questions about their ownership of guns. One idea: an advance directive for firearms. 12 more words

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth


By DENISE GRADY

In a bold experiment in fetal therapy, doctors in San Francisco treated a fetus with a severe, often fatal blood disorder. The child was saved, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain. 11 more words

Doctors Test New Tactics Against Ebola in Central Africa


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace. 12 more words

Is It a Migraine? Many Patients Don’t Realize What Causes Their Suffering


By GINA KOLATA

Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options. 11 more words

For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics. 12 more words

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork


By GINA KOLATA

Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format. 12 more words

A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen


By PAM BELLUCK and JENNIFER MEDINA

The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate. 11 more words