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Widely Used Hospital Gowns Show Signs of Exposing Workers to Infection

Disposable gowns designed to deflect the splatter of bodily fluids, used in thousands of U.S. hospitals, have underperformed in recent and ongoing laboratory tests and…

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‘Free’ Screening? Know Your Rights to Get No-Cost Care

An ounce of prevention … well, you know the rest. In medicine, prevention aims to spot problems before they worsen, affecting both a patient’s health…

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Immune response triggered by Covid-19 infection can damage brain, finds study

A study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said the immune response triggered by COVID-19 infection can damage the brain’s blood vessels and may…

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Crowdsourced Data on Overdoses Pinpoints Where to Help

EL PASO, Texas — Men lined up outside the Corner of Hope, a homeless resource center, eyeing free supplies on plastic shelves inside a white…

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How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence

The grinding two-plus years of the pandemic have yielded outsize benefits for one company — Pfizer — making it both highly influential and hugely profitable…

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Listen: Julie Rovner Rehashes the ‘Roe’ Decision

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on NPR/WAMU’s “1A” on June 24. She also discussed…

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Cómo evitar, o deshacerse, de una deuda médica

Lori Mangum tenía 32 años cuando aparecieron tumores del tamaño de manzanas en su cabeza. Ahora, seis años y 10 cirugías después, el cáncer de…

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Researchers discover new drugs that target mitochondria in cancer cells

Researchers have discovered potential new drugs that target mitochondria in cancer cells. Their study in the journal Leukemia describes the compounds’ potential for killing leukaemia…

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LA’s First Heat Officer Says Helping Vulnerable Communities Is Key to Achieving Climate Goals

As a child growing up in San Jose, California, Marta Segura heard horrific stories from her parents about women fainting on the factory lines and…

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Big Employers Are Offering Abortion Benefits. Will the Information Stay Safe?

In response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Americans’ constitutional right to abortion, large employers thought they had found a way to help workers living…

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