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Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress
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Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. TB kills more people worldwide...
Cancer survivor inspires hope with global trek
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Cancer survivor inspires hope with global trek

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK — Sean Swarner is the kind of guy who could easily give the rest of us a complex. “Every morning I wake up I tell myself this is the best day ever,” Swarner said. “And you believe that?”...
New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths
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New vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
A new vaccine is safe and effective in preventing a deadly diarrheal disease that kills hundreds of children per day, according to a new large trial done in Africa. The viral disease, called rotavirus, is responsible for more...
Curious toddlers tragic victims of opioid epidemic
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Curious toddlers tragic victims of opioid epidemic

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
MILWAUKEE — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. No matter how it happens, if...
Health care bill vote – latest developments
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Health care bill vote – latest developments

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
House Republican leaders are supposed to be voting on their health care bill tonight, but this morning, they weren’t ready yet. Why many are taking a wait-and-see view of GOP health care bill The Rules Committee, which is...
Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo
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Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo

March 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, published March 22 in...