It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

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The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise

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In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts

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There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US. In major cities, the average wait is five to ten years. For those on the list, there are meager options to get off it. They could receive a kidney donation from a relative or a friend. Internationally, some have opted for a murkier route

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Film Review: Rat Film

September 27, 2017

Our Peter Young reviews the documentary, Rat Film, from filmmaker and Baltimore native, Theo Anthony, and highlights the bioethics challenges raised in the film.

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Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too

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Much has been written lately about how individuals’ health could suffer if they lose insurance under the health proposals circulating in the U.S. House and Senate. But there is another consequence: creating millions more people without insurance could also impact the health of people who remain insured

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An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development

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