Should we get rid of them? The pesky insect is the deadliest animal in human history

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Earlier this month, doctors associated with Harvard & Johns Hopkins sent a letter to Congress members calling for an investigation into the health care at migrant detention facilities. The doctors specifically cited the migrant children who died from the flu, stating that flu deaths “are fairly rare events for children living in the US.”

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For each adult saved by this machine — dubbed ECMO, for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — another adult hooked up to the equipment dies in the hospital. For those patients, the intervention is a very expensive, labor-intensive and unsuccessful effort to cheat death

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How prepared is the Trump administration for an influx of unaccompanied minors at the border? A new complaint shows shelters in New Jersey were already failing to respond when kids got hurt or sick

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Death by Diet

April 30, 2019

The race to transform the world’s bad food habits. Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-chair of the annual Global Nutrition Report – described as the world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition – said diets were “the number one cause of disease, disability and death”

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Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors

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For the past 37 years, a small research lab in Beltsville, Maryland, has been the world’s leading hub for scientists working on Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that infects more than 1 billion people globally, causing death, blindness, and birth defects

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Sanofi limited access to vaccine after deaths of children were reported in the Philippines

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