Over the last 25 years, China, Ethiopia, the Maldive Islands, Peru, South Korea and Turkey had the greatest improvements in “deaths avoidable through health care at their economic level,” a complex but intriguing new measure of global mortality described last week in the Lancet

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Four London sexual health clinics saw dramatic falls in new HIV infections among gay men of around 40 per cent last year, compared with 2015, new figures show. This decline may be mostly due to thousands of people buying medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which cut the chance of catching the virus, online

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This summer, many young people will also choose to consume various illegal substances in pursuit of a good time. Regardless of their personal choice to break the law, most would agree that they should not have to die for it. Is preventable harm unnecessarily politicized?

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly and our Carleigh Krubiner & Ruth Faden comment on the rapid spread of Zika virus, and the importance of ensuring that the needs of pregnant women are uppermost in prevention plans, including research with pregnant women to secure reliable information

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The Extinction Invention

April 13, 2016

A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?

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Joint statement calls for all boys and girls to complete the three-dose vaccination by their 13th birthdays

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The ethical implications of addiction vaccines

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The online tool, called Breast Screening Decisions, grew out of a blog post written by Margaret Polaneczky, a gynecologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, back in 2009. That’s when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force first recommended that average-risk women in their 40s shouldn’t be automatically be screened for breast cancer

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