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Dr. Evan Atar Adaha has won the U.N.'s Nansen Refugee Award. Of his commitment to work in a conflict zone, he says: "I would feel guilt the rest of my life if I left people in this situation.
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Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why.
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Ebola has been spreading throughout an eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than two and a half months. An emergency committee of the WHO is meeting Wednesday to advise.
Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.
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The fate of Obamacare may hinge on which party wins the midterm elections.
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Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.
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The midterm elections will determine which party controls the House and Senate for the next two years — and that could have a major effect on the future of U.S. health policy.
In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.
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Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed.
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The science is there. But some people aren't.
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Weeks after a Saudi journalist went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never came out, Secretary of State Pompeo wants answers. A NPR poll finds rural Americans worry about addiction and jobs.
What's on people's minds in rural America? A new poll shows that the addiction crisis and economic issues have people worried. But many retain an upbeat outlook about the future of their communities.
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With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don't have enforcement teeth.
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Digital health lawyer Jodi Daniel answers questions about what people can do to control how our medical and health data is used, as smart watches, fitness trackers and other devices gain popularity.
Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.
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