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Could a drug that mimics a zero-carb diet help us live longer, healthier lives?

If a medication can be developed, it would amount to an extra seven to ten years of life, with benefits for overall health and memory, scientists say. Photograph: Jon Feingersh/Getty Images/Blend Images RM A drug that mimics a zero-carbohydrate diet could

Drug treatments didn’t work. Can a simple diet help change these children’s lives?

During cooking class, from left, Ashley Critzer, Taylor Faulkner, Guust Hoebeke, and Julia Sanchez prepare potato and chicken puffballs while Dr. Audrey Uffing watches on. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Twelve-year-old Cecily Vammino’s eyebrows shot up as she closed her lips around the

N.C. cancer patients’ lives are at stake if Senate doesn’t act this week

Cancer patients increasingly take pills for their treatment rather than injections. But insurance rules make them far more expensive. Diedra Laird 2015 file photo A cancer diagnosis is one of the most disrupting and frightening experiences a person can go through.