No Easy Feat

July 30, 2015

Promoting the PrEP pill for HIV prevention among Latinos. “It hasn’t really hit the Latino community yet,” Jesse Hinostroza, an HIV prevention specialist with AltaMed health clinics, said while sitting at a table with a bowl of condoms and a stack of bilingual pamphlets about the pill. “They aren’t educated about it”

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Chemotherapy has saved countless lives and is a mainstay of cancer care. But the latest data suggests that it can also do more harm than good for some patients

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Officials are considering a radical—and highly controversial—approach to control the spread of tropical disease: genetically modified mosquitoes

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Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest ever real-life experiments with long-acting birth control. If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine devices and implants that prevent pregnancy for years, state officials asked, would those women choose them?

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Overall, 26 percent of the visits by women with Medicaid included at least one of five services, compared with 31 percent of the visits by privately insured women

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Escaping the great plague of London (1665-1666). In the end, somewhere between 25%-50% of the population of London died as a result of the plague during 1665-1666. With everyone dropping like flies and nobody knowing what was causing the plague in the first place, this lead to some interesting methods of preventing its spread

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The device has the potential to save millions of lives

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The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has led to some harsh comments about parents who don’t vaccinate their kids. But Juniper Russo, a writer in Chattanooga, Tenn., says she understands those parents because she used to be one of them

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