All of Us, a new project by the National Institutes of Health, is aiming to voluntarily collect medical history from at least a million Americans. With a focus on underrepresented groups in medical research like women and minorities, the project…
Social Security bases your benefits on your highest 35 years of wage earnings. The effect of any single year’s higher earnings will be modest.
By Laura Santhanam
Among pregnant women, the hepatitis C infection rate nearly doubled in five years, fueled primarily by injection drug use linked to the opioid crisis, and the medical community is increasingly concerned that mothers and infants may go undetected and untreated…
By Kay Colby, ideastream
The pathway to deadly heart infections for people addicted to opioids often begins with a dirty needle or polluted drug. Special correspondent Kay Colby of Ideastream reports on a little-known problem with big consequences for patients and society as a…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care due to gender identity.
By Rees Kassen, The Conversation
As a post-antibiotic future beckons, how can humanity protect itself against the proliferation of superbugs? Research suggests 'drug sanctuaries' in hospitals could be a promising solution.
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents of Guayama, home to Puerto Rico’s only coal-burning power plant for 15 years, have been diagnosed with cancer, heart and respiratory diseases that they fear are related to coal ash exposure. Ivette Feliciano reports on the concerns of Puerto…
By Kamala Kelkar, Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Residents say they inhale or ingest traces of coal ash as wind carries it into their communities, covering their trees, houses, cars and land with residue.
Dr. Thomas Parran Jr. has been called an architect of the syphilis experiments on black men and women in Tuskegee, Alabama.
By Nsikan Akpan, Hannah Grabenstein
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the prevalence of autism is slightly higher than previously thought, but does it mean autism is becoming more common?…
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