Kojo Namdi Show: Last year, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Now, schools in Maryland are bracing for the local impact. Some are stocking up on naloxone, a medication which is used to block the effects of opioids and prevent fatal overdoses. Guests include our Brendan Saloner, listen now

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An organ donor had cancer cells in her body that were accidentally transmitted to four transplant recipients. Three died from the disease

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The Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 offers important lessons in balancing truth and panic during public health crises

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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning

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A 60-year-old antifungal drug called flucytosine that should cost a few dollars a day but is now vastly more expensive than that

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An infection that probably killed a young Norwegian woman some 800 years ago is helping scientists to chart the evolutionary history of an important group of disease-causing bacteria.

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Harvard social scientists have published controversial back-of-the-envelope estimates in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) of the possible toll from air and other pollutants

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Cranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping a hole in the skull for medical reasons—was practiced for thousands of years from ancient Greece to pre-Columbian Peru

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