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President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
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There is a wealth of information on medical devices. Here’s a quick tutorial to help get you started on some investigative stories.
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"This profound mistrust is fueled by the staggering absence of clear, unified national leadership on the public health crisis, a failure unparalleled in our history," writes public health leader Georges Benjamin.
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Science reporters Umair Irfan of Vox and Dan Vergano of BuzzFeed break down the latest vaccine developments and key flashpoints moving forward.
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Dr. Shantanu Nundy explains why the idea of putting swabs in the hands of Americans is gaining traction.
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Too often, a woman and her doctor have to guess whether a drug is safe, because very few studies have looked at the effects of medications during pregnancy.
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Find the people who can tell the story. Scrutinize death records. Isolate the levers that can create change.
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Researchers say a new test for valley fever can return nearly 100 percent accurate results in under two hours. It’s a breakthrough for the orphan disease.
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A program that creates market incentives to encourage drug makers to target rare pediatric diseases seemed like good policy at first. But evidence of the program's effectiveness is missing.
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Officials for a state campaign aimed at ending tobacco use among California’s children are supporting a tobacco tax increase initiative for the November ballot that will raise the price of cigarettes and vaping products but tobacco companies are fighting to stop it.

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