It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life. Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope - only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel room where the Swopes were staying is empty - except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.
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Cancer DNA in the blood can signal breast cancer’s return long before scans spot it, a new study shows.
On playing fields across the country, nervous trainers stand on the sidelines, hoping none of their players will sustain a head injury. After years of denial, organizations such as the National Football League are finally beginning to recognize the dangers of concussion. Although awareness of the issue has increased enormously, diagnosis remains difficult, relying exclusively on players’ subjective reports of symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, headache and nausea.
"Theranos Retreats From Blood Tests" is from the October 05, 2016 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Carreyrou and Christopher Weaver and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
We’re about seven months into the “Cancer Moonshot” mission, the federal project with the ambitious goal of doubling the rate of progress of cancer research. It’s President Barack Obama’s reboot of the “War on Cancer,” which despite more than $100 billion in government spending since the 1970s didn’t really make a big difference in the overall cancer death rate in the US.
"What Happened When I Tried the New Blood Test That Was Promised to Change the World" is from the October 28, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eric Lakin and narrated by Sam Scholl.