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Because asbestos won’t go away

Because asbestos won’t go away

It is tempting to dismiss asbestos as a problem of the past. The height of its consumption was in the 1970s, and asbestos litigation began over a half century ago. Many of ...

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FDA approves promising new drug, called esketamine, for treatment-resistant depression

FDA approves promising new drug, called esketamine, for treatment-resistant depression

Treatment-resistant depression affects 1 in 3 of the estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. who have suffered at least one major depressive episode. For them, two or ...

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Promising new drug for treatment-resistant depression – esketamine

Promising new drug for treatment-resistant depression – esketamine

Treatment-resistant depression affects 1 in 3 of the estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. who have suffered at least one major depressive episode. For them, two or ...

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Hundreds of genes linked to blindness could lead to new therapies

Hundreds of genes linked to blindness could lead to new therapies

Inherited diseases of the eye account for at least 2 million cases of blindness worldwide. A few hundred genes that cause eye disease have been identified, but in many ...

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African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

The face of HIV in the United States has long been white gay men, even though the epidemic has had a devastating and disproportionate impact on African-American ...

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‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’

‘My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be’

Sophia Harrison, 51, is a single mother of two, with an extended family to support. She has lived with epilepsy her entire life; she suffers from hypertension; and she is ...

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How old is too old to drive?

How old is too old to drive?

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II at a horse show in 2018. On Jan. 17, 2019, Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle. 22/KGC-178-STAR MAX/IPx 2018/AP ...

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To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ...

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Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak of a dangerous disease

Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak of a dangerous disease

A two-year-old boy in rural Guinea died of Ebola in December 2014. Over the next two years, almost 30,000 people in West Africa would be infected with the Ebola virus. ...

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Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US$11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of ...

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