Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates. When it comes to the natural process of childbearing, women in the US die in much higher numbers than those in most developed nations, where maternal deaths are generally declining

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No one knows. Data collection on maternal deaths is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government no longer even publishes an official death rate

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Here’s something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that’s exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques

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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine were shocked to find that nearly half of all medical care in the United States is delivered at hospital emergency departments

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Adam Gaffney and our Zackary Berger write, “Single payer bills signal a new era in American healthcare politics”

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Zika’s Other Children

October 17, 2017

A powerful look at the families affected by Brazil’s Zika epidemic. Poonam Daryani, who earned an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2017, shares the stories of three families affected by Zika

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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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Concern over illicit use and addiction is putting morphine out of reach for millions of patients globally who need it for pain relief

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