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Discovered almost a century ago, antibiotics have arguably been the biggest and most important breakthrough in medical science. They excel at destroying or controlling dangerous bacteria that can wreak havoc on the human organism. That being said, antibiotics have been fighting an uphill battle in r

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If the doctor wasn't careful, she explained, she could tear up the inside of my nose with the swab designed used to test for one of the diseases that might be causing my violent coughs. Almost a month later, I still don't know the source of the cough.

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The makers of popular drugs like Advair, Cymbalta, Viagra and Zoloft have physicians, psychiatrists, and medical school faculty members across California on their payrolls. Does this influence prescribing patterns?

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Are many journalists so attuned to the study of lifestyle factors fueling the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes that infectious disease flew under the radar?

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act last week was a victory for many people currently unable to access care. But one group was excluded from the innovations and improvement of access to care. Undocumented immigrants make up 11 million of U.S. residents.

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Cartoon animals selling drugs, insurance premiums to be paid back, drinking during pregnancy, antibiotic-free meat and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Projections for health care costs, a failure to curb prescription-drug abuse, medications for kids and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Immigration enforcement cracking down on farmworker clinics, vaccines innappropiately stored, hospitals ranked, drug-resistant gonorrhea spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Pills prices, agricultural antibiotics, Medicare politics, fracking and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Consumers Union takes up my challenge to help put hospital-acquired infections on the map — literally. 

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