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Could a booster shot of truth help scientists fight the anti-vaccine crisis?

Could a booster shot of truth help scientists fight the anti-vaccine crisis?

The recent outbreak of measles cases in Clark County, Washington – which has been linked to a plummeting vaccination rate in this hotbed of anti-vaccination activism – ...

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Veterans are concerned about climate change, and that matters

Veterans are concerned about climate change, and that matters

News that the Trump administration plans to create a panel devoted to challenging government warnings about climate change has been met with opposition from members of the ...

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11 things you can do to adjust to losing that 1 hour of sleep this weekend

11 things you can do to adjust to losing that 1 hour of sleep this weekend

As clocks march ahead of time on March 10, 2019 and daylight saving time begins, there is a lot of anxiety around losing the hour of sleep and how to adjust to this ...

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Are viruses the best weapon for fighting superbugs?

Are viruses the best weapon for fighting superbugs?

Antibiotics won the battle against resistant bacteria, but they may not win the war. You probably know that antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, have ...

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The struggle for coal miners’ health care and pension benefits continues

The struggle for coal miners’ health care and pension benefits continues

Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, while the number of large-scale mining disasters and the number of deaths ...

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Purdue Pharma taps a Gilded Age history of pharmaceutical fraud

Purdue Pharma taps a Gilded Age history of pharmaceutical fraud

Newly unsealed documents from a lawsuit by the state of Massachusetts allege that Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin and other addictive opioids, actively sniffed out new, ...

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Your lungs are really amazing. An anatomy professor explains why

Your lungs are really amazing. An anatomy professor explains why

Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats, which they do so well that we take them for granted, except when their function is diminished. It all ...

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We know lungs are necessary, but did you know they also are beautiful? An anatomy professor explains

We know lungs are necessary, but did you know they also are beautiful? An anatomy professor explains

Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats, which they do so well that we take them for granted, except when their function is diminished. It all ...

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A new way to pay for innovative drugs, provide universal access and not break the bank

A new way to pay for innovative drugs, provide universal access and not break the bank

On the heels of congressional testimony by the CEOs of major drug makers, there are some important things to keep in mind. The U.S. faces a drug pricing crisis in large ...

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Can sitting less decrease your risk of heart disease?

Can sitting less decrease your risk of heart disease?

Too much sitting has long been criticized for contributing to premature mortality, Type 2 diabetes, and a host of other illnesses. In a new study of 5,638 women, we looked ...

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