Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have uncovered documents demonstrating that members of the sugar industry called off a study in the 1960s because it linked sucrose -- a common sugar -- to heart disease and bladder cancer…
By Teresa Carey
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
The finding from the largest head-to-head study to date between two leading drugs to treat opioid addiction could dramatically change prescribing habits.
By Max Blau, STAT
The flu and complications from it can kill as many 56,000 Americans every year while costing $10 billion in doctor visits, hospitalizations and medication. But since the strains change so quickly, its vaccine is only around 20 to 60 percent…
By PBS NewsHour
These families are speaking out about the importance of a universal flu vaccine and spreading awareness about the current flu shot.
By Max Blau, STAT
A wearable device claiming to block the pain of opioid withdrawal has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration under a new expedited review process.
Endometrial cancer, a common form of uterine cancer, has an 80 percent rate of survival over a five-year period in most women diagnosed at age 60 and above. But African American women are more likely to have a more aggressive…
By Murrey Jacobson
All journalists have a list of experts they can call to explain complicated theories and policies, but few if any could explain things as clearly and with such distinct humor as Uwe Reinhardt.
With growing confidence that they will be able to quickly push through tax reform, Republicans are making an even bigger bet by adding the health care debate to the mix. Lawmakers have woven a repeal of the individual mandate into…
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