The emerging crisis is driven by low wages — around $10 an hour, mostly funded by state Medicaid programs — and a shrinking pool of workers willing to perform this physically and emotionally demanding work

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The rise of crowdfunding on sites like GoFundMe reflects — and potentially worsens — inequities already at play in US health care, according to new research – with comments from our Alan Regenberg

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A drug derived from an Easter Island bacterium extends the life of lab animals. People could be next

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Doctors who tend to spend more in treating hospitalized patients do not get better results than those who spend less, a new study has found

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That is about to change. On January 1st, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation brought into force a policy, foreshadowed two years earlier, that research it supports must, when published, be freely available to all. On March 23rd it followed this up by announcing that it will pay the cost of putting such research in one particular repository of freely available papers

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The movement has been fueled in no small part by the anti-regulatory sentiment that propelled Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and by the explicit support of Vice President Mike Pence

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UN agency says trade puts babies of poor and vulnerable at risk of malnutrition as Cambodia moves to block further exports

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Brendan Saloner, at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, said the Republican proposal includes changes that will allow insurance companies and state Medicaid plans to turn away drug users

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