Two doses a year of an antibiotic can sharply cut death rates among infants in poor countries, perhaps by as much as 25 percent among the very young, researchers reported on Wednesday

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Charles Longjaw was being held at the Oregon State Hospital after being found insane. Oregon changed its interpretation of the law and he was released, raising questions about how states manage violent offenders with mental illness

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New climate-inequality tool quantifies how quickly the weather will veer beyond normal in different regions

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J. Marion Sims’s advances in medical science were made through experimentation on enslaved women

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Ketamine is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by introducing a potentially addictive drug to millions of new users

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Richard Friedman writes “Recently, out of curiosity, I typed into Google the terms “synthetic opioid and Chinese pharmacy.” Within minutes, I found a website where I could purchase the synthetic opioid carfentanil. For just $750, I could buy 100 grams of the drug, which would be shipped to me “overnight by discreet courier.””

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But it might not be smart to take one. Scientists have linked hundreds of genes to intelligence. One psychologist says it’s time to test school kids

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Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first

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