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Scientists with ties to China ousted from US cancer center amid fears of foreign influence

A leading cancer research center in Houston, Texas has taken action against a handful of faculty members for sharing confidential information and failing to disclose foreign ties, according to statements from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:10:19 GMT
US measles outbreak is largest since disease was declared eliminated in 2000

Measles cases in the United States have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nationwide in 2000.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:40:12 GMT
More than 20 million children worldwide miss out on the measles vaccine each year

It takes two doses of measles vaccine to protect children from the disease. A troubling new report from UNICEF finds that 2.5 million children in the United States and 169 million children worldwide missed out on their first dose between 2010 and 2017.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:01:36 GMT
More Americans breathing polluted air, report says

A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That's bad for our health and it's killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to blame.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:38:02 GMT
Connecticut attorney general files new suit against Purdue Pharma

An amended lawsuit filed by the Connecticut attorney general alleges that the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma illegally shuffled hundreds of millions of dollars to other Sackler family-owned properties and downplayed the addictive nature of opioids to doctors while pressuring sales reps.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:05:21 GMT
Medicaid expansion tied to positive gains for black babies

A major part of the Affordable Care Act -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- may play a role in shrinking the gap in premature birth and low birth weight between black and white infants born in the United States, according to a new study.

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:11:56 GMT
Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge -- and died

Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It's a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain.

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:40:44 GMT
Former pharmaceutical company execs hit with drug trafficking charges

Two former executives of a pharmaceutical distributor company are facing criminal drug trafficking charges on accusations of illegally distributing opioids and conspiring to defraud the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the first time distributors have been criminally charged with these crimes.

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:37:01 GMT
A measles outbreak is dividing families in this orthodox Jewish community. Passover could make it worse

As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:38:52 GMT
Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman's health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:07:18 GMT
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