Defying U.S. safety protections for human trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians, including a prominent Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel, are backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine.
By Michael D. Regan and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home.
By Brian Rinker, Kaiser Health News
When Heather Menzel arrived at the Bakersfield, California, bus station one day in February 2014, she hoped that the worst of her withdrawal was over and that a new life without heroin awaited.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.
What if, during these strange legislative times, the skinny repeal were passed by the Senate and then became law? States’ experiences with insurance market reforms and rollbacks highlight the possible trouble spots.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Because Medicaid covers a disproportionately high number of transgender people, the potential change could heap hardship on an already embattled population.
By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News
Many policy experts, lobbyists and senators seem skeptical that the Better Care Reconciliation Act could be saved, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has $200 billion to build a bridge to victory.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
Hospitals are training a new breed of nurses who are devoted to caring for patients with sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s attempt to fight an infection causes widespread inflammation.
By Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News
A new report suggests baby food could contain increased levels of lead.
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