An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
With this week’s bellicose boasting about who has the bigger red button on his desk, an alert Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention felt more than a bit on the nose.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The new rule would make it easier for groups, or associations, to sponsor health plans that don't have to meet all consumer protection and benefit requirements of the Obama law. Those requirements improve coverage, but also raise premiums.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Fistula, once a common occurrence in the United States, continues to be an unfortunate reality for many of the world’s poorest women around the world.
A new method of treating tooth decay using silver nitrate may make the pain, and expense, of traditional treatments obsolete. Special correspondent Cat Wise has the story.
By Sarah Derouin, Scientific American
Back in May 2017 a team of scientists used satellite information to predict an outburst of cholera in Yemen.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
Widespread screening for "scrutiny-dependent" cancers — those for which the harder you look the more you find, and the more of what you find is harmless — causes another problem, two leading cancer experts argue in a paper published on…
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
Premature death, a dearth of treatments, mistreatment in emergency rooms and a woeful lack of funding are just a few of the problems.
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
By Jessica Yarvin
As a rural state with low wages and an aging population, Medicaid expansion would provide coverage to some 70,000 additional Mainers, starting July 2.
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