It took an outbreak, a mathematical model and a new law to get immunization rates up in California

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An estimated 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, and these patients constitute half of all nursing home residents. Yet very few people in the United States have been tested for the ApoE4 gene

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The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers

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Terror, Shipwreck, Guns

March 21, 2017

24 hours in a Karachi ambulance. Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service

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A federal appeals court says doctors in Florida must be allowed to discuss guns with their patients, striking down portions of a Florida law that restricts what physicians can say to patients about firearm ownership

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President Trump’s vow to overhaul the Food and Drug Administration could bring major changes in policy, including steps to accelerate the process of approving new prescription drugs, setting up a clash with critics who say his push for deregulation might put consumers at risk

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Male contraception research is a field littered with failures, but a few promising candidates are in the pipeline

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This episode of Sparks, FiveThirtyEight’s monthly science podcast, is all about risk: what it is, how we evaluate it in our lives, and why it’s not so simple to study

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