America’s soaring drug prices are suddenly getting lots of attention. For that, you can thank Martin Shkreli, the much-loathed CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who recently raised the price of an anti-parasitic drug by 5,500 percent. Overnight, a single tablet went from $13.50 to $750, making an essential medicine unreachable for some

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Earlier this year, researchers sparked a debate after suggesting two-thirds of cancer types were down to luck rather than factors such as smoking. The new study, in the journal Nature, used four approaches to conclude only 10-30% of cancers were down to the way the body naturally functions or “luck”. Experts said the analysis was “pretty convincing”

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Soaring levels of drug use in livestock fuels concern about resistant bacteria, human health

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There’s a lot researchers still don’t know about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but safe-sleep campaigns have cut its fatalities in half in just a few decades.

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Thirty young men spent months burning the bodies of the infected in Liberia. A year later, many relatives and fellow countrymen still can’t forgive them

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Scientists to assemble a rogues’ gallery of viruses likely to spark the next international public-health crisis

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Despite major medical advances and more than 30 years of effort, the United States is still in danger of losing the war on AIDS, according to the country’s top disease-control official

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Kate and Scott Savett were trying to be responsible when they needed some medical care. They live about an hour north of Philadelphia with their dog, Frankie. Scott, 43, is a chemist and designs software for labs; Kate, 37, works in life insurance

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