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Nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx aims to cure a health care system ailment

Nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx aims to cure a health care system ailment

Several years ago, drug shortages became headline news when supplies of three different drugs used to treat childhood cancers were running low in major hospitals. ...

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Why washing your hands well is so important to protect your family from the flu

Why washing your hands well is so important to protect your family from the flu

During my second year of graduate school, I moved in with my sister’s family to save money. “You must get the flu shot if you are going to live here,” my sister declared. ...

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Transgender and non-binary people face health care discrimination every day in the US

Transgender and non-binary people face health care discrimination every day in the US

Many people may experience anxiety when seeking medical treatment. They might worry about wait times, insurance coverage or how far they must travel to access care. ...

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How to dispose of them

How to dispose of them

The two largest global brands of capsule coffee, Nespresso and Keurig, are regarded by many as environmental nightmares. Billions of the throwaway nonrecyclable plastic ...

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Is climate change causing a rise in the number of mosquito and tick-borne diseases?

Is climate change causing a rise in the number of mosquito and tick-borne diseases?

Life in a single-family home in suburban America one with a quiet and spacious backyard, surrounded by natural habitats, lush green vegetation, where beautiful birds, ...

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3 dangers of rising temperatures that could affect your health now

3 dangers of rising temperatures that could affect your health now

I read the news about the urgency of addressing climate change, and as a mathematician who studies climate change, I was not surprised. Very worried, but not surprised. A ...

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Why radiation protection experts are concerned over EPA proposal

Why radiation protection experts are concerned over EPA proposal

The Takata Corporation sold defective air bag inflators that resulted in the death of 16 people in the United States and a massive recall of cars. While it was rare for ...

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Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug ...

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We tested women and men for breast cancer genes – only 18 percent knew they had it

We tested women and men for breast cancer genes – only 18 percent knew they had it

There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late. When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if ...

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Is exercise still important to weight loss? Absolutely, a doctor says

Is exercise still important to weight loss? Absolutely, a doctor says

“Exercise isn’t really important for weight loss” has become a popular sentiment in the weight loss community. “It’s all about diet,” many say. “Don’t worry about exercise ...

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