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By Nsikan Akpan
After news broke that the price of EpiPen injectors has skyrocketed, the allergy medicine’s maker, Mylan, announced its intention to offer a generic version of the product, to be sold at half the market price of the original. The New…
By PBS NewsHour
Exposing infants to certain foods early on could prevent them from developing life-threatening allergies, but what about about those who are already allergic? Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on promising new research that may help some diminish dangerous reactions.
Since 1997, the estimated percentage of children in the U.S. who are allergic to peanuts has quadrupled. A new study challenges conventional wisdom, suggesting that introducing peanuts into infants’ diets could prevent allergies later on. Jeffrey Brown learns more from…
By Ruth Tam
One night in the summer of 2009, Jeremy Spittle emerged from a hot tub covered in hives that itched “four times more than poison ivy.” For months, his skin broke out like this every few days. The only thing that…
How much research about the deadly bird flu virus should be available to the public? Ray Suarez discusses the question that many in the science, bioterrorism and national security fields are considering with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute…
American Bruce Beutler and Luxembourg-born Jules Hoffmann shared this year's Nobel Prize in medicine with Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, who died on Friday, for their discoveries related to the immune system. Jeffrey Brown discusses their work with Dr. Anthony Fauci of…
A new study out Monday find that children's food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.
Dramatic findings from a new clinical study show early HIV-AIDS treatment can help prevent the spread of the disease between sexual partners. Ray Suarez discusses what the findings suggest about using drugs for prevention of the disease with Dr. Anthony…
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