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Why the Drugs Market Isn’t Working and What We Can Do to Fix It


When the new owners of a lifesaving AIDS drug raised its price by 5,000 percent, an online backlash forced the CEO to change his mind...

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    Raisin Test for Toddlers Predicts Learning at Age 8

    A simple test that uses a raisin and a plastic cup can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, researchers say... Read more

  • Signage hangs from a closed Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 2, 2015. Chipotle voluntarily closed down 43 of its locations in Washington and the Portland area as a precaution after an E. coli outbreak linked to six of its restaurants in the two states has sickened nearly two dozen people. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Expands to 6 US States

    NEW YORK—An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people... Read more

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    NIH Protects Sugar Industry Over Children’s Teeth

    The government has gone to great lengths to downplay the connection between sugar and tooth decay. The result has been more profits for the sugar... Read more

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    Get FIT – Adventures & Events

    Explore the Secret World Inside You In what ways can your microbiome be its own organ? Is it possible that the bacteria in your gut... Read more

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    Agency Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Sale in United States

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first genetically engineered animal in the United States–a new type of Atlantic salmon. In a statement, the... Read more

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    Stressed? Meditation or Some Quiet Time Alone May Help… If Only You Can Find the Time!

    After a few relatively manic weeks at work, I was recently unpacking the dishwasher contemplating the new, easier phase of life that my husband and... Read more

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    Some Facts About HIV in the United States

    Some facts about HIV, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About 1.2 million people in the United States, and 35 million people globally,... Read more

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    Chagas Disease: Public Warned About Health Risk After a Dozen Get Infected

    The public is being warned that people living or traveling to Texas could contract the “kissing bug” disease. The Chagas disease is spread through a parasite called... Read more

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    Movember Raises Awareness for Prostate Cancer

    Movember is an annual campaign that runs throughout the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health. It is held by The Movember Foundation,... Read more

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    Drowsy Driving More Dangerous Than People Think

    Sleep is a biological necessity. Experts say we need between eight and nine hours a night for optimal health, yet polls show most Americans get... Read more

  • This combination of photos provided by the New York University Langone Medical Center shows Patrick Hardison before and after his facial transplant surgery in New York. (Mary Spano/Eduardo D. Rodriguez/Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery/NYU Langone Medical Center via AP)

    Transplant Gives New Face, Scalp to Burned Firefighter

    NEW YORK—A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his... Read more

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    Tolerance For Happiness

      Richard Florida compares happiness levels across nations: While income and the level of economic development play an important role in the happiness of nations, well-being is... Read more

  • Dr. John Aldis holds a noloxone nasal spray kit with the instruction sheet in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Nov. 3, 2015. Aldis trains people so that they can administer noloxone to an individual who’s having a heroin overdose. (Jenni Vincent/The Journal via AP)

    Doctor Taking Opioid Overdose Problem Into His Own Hands

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va.—Dr. John Aldis had no way of knowing when he graduated from medical school 44 years ago that something else from that same time—the... Read more

  • The outgoing Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dr. Margaret Hamburg speaks during a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2015. Hamburg has served as the FDA commissioner since May of 2009. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    FDA Orders Recall of Machine Used to Clean Medical Scopes

    WASHINGTON—Federal officials are ordering the recall of nearly 2,800 machines used to disinfect medical scopes. They blamed company violations that could lead to infections in... Read more

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    Sugar Isn’t Just Empty, Fattening Calories—It’s Making Us Sick

    Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like hypertension or high triglycerides. And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in... Read more

  • Seventeen year-old Marissa Hamilton (L) laughs with her friends Mary Healy (C) and Makayla Smith (L) as they walk to class at Wellspring Academy October 20, 2009 in Reedley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Obesity Still Rising Among US Adults, Women Overtake Men

    NEW YORK—Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their... Read more

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