It was a typical yet astonishing scene in Wandi village in Nigeria: a traditional barber known as a wanzam ceremonially shaved Abubakar Nafisatu’s hair on his 7th day of life, as is the custom there. Then the barber did something not so customary: He stressed to Abukabar’s mother the importance of routine immunization

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A HANDFUL OF years ago, a small pharmaceutical company quietly acquired the rights to an old but commonly used antibiotic. Few noticed until last week, when the new owner did something that’s recently become common in the world of pharmaceuticals: It abruptly raised the price. A lot

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With 10 million new cases each year, outcome of UN summit in New York could prove crucial

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“Taken together, this does not look like the portrait of a nation with improving mental health and addiction issues,” said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “It’s hard to look at this and not think we need to be doing a better job than we’re doing now

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Settlement ensures care of 2,200 state prisoners with hepatitis C. Inmates will no longer be required to undergo drug or alcohol treatment as a precondition for care

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Less than 5 percent of OB-GYNs practicing in Sacramento, Calif., are under age 40. West Texas can’t recruit enough psychiatrists to meet the region’s needs. All but two of Alabama’s rural counties need more primary care physicians

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The Trump administration has announced further cuts in aid to the Palestinians — this time, cutting money to cover cancer treatments and other critical care for Palestinians at Jerusalem hospitals

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Procedures live on even after they’ve been proved ineffective. It can lead to harms and wasted resources

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