Ebola in DRC – In Pictures. More than 400 people have died of Ebola in recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with efforts to contain the outbreak hampered by conflict – and fear of treatment centres. Photographs by Kate Holt/Medair

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Mary Politi writes, “Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US $11,000.”

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Strep A is among the deadliest pathogens in the world – yet we’ve never prioritised making a vaccine. Emily Sohn uncovers the cost of ignoring this problem, and meets those taking the fight to this silent killer

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The claim was that larger organizations would be able to harness economies of scale and offer better care

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The rich tend to be in better health and fill fewer prescriptions over all, except for certain types of medications, an analysis finds

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Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases. With comments from our Nancy Kass

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New tool helps public health officials determine the scope of the opioid crisis in their communities. Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs

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In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law, approved by San Francisco voters in June 2015, is an unconstitutional infringement on commercial speech

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