The New Health Care: Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better

Image A school official taking a pupil’s temperature as school reopened in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2014 amid an Ebola epidemic. Nigeria’s successful containment of the outbreak was a public health success.CreditAkintunde Akinleye/Reuters In so many domains, life is improving across the world. It doesn’t always feel that way. In surveys, Americans overwhelmingly believe that world…

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Revealing the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell

VIDEO: Scientists from ESRF, the European synchrotron, Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes arevealed the path of a metallodrug in a breast cancer cell view more  Some types of cancer cannot be treated with classical chemotherapy. Scientists from Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne University, PSL university, University Grenoble Alpes and ESRF, the European Synchrotron, are…

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Higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death among African Americans may be associated with income and education disparities

DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2019 — African Americans – especially African American women – have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “We wanted to explain…

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Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. Misuse of the drug is particularly alarming because non-prescription drugs like loperamide are inexpensive, readily available online and in retail stores, undetectable on routine…

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