Inclusion of pregnant women in live vaccine trials is an ethical imperative

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Astronauts on long-duration flights will need access to more than just routine care

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A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said

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In 2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread through the Americas and cases of infected women having brain-damaged babies mounted, investigators raced to develop a vaccine. Now, a $110 million vaccine trial is underway at 17 sites in nine countries, but it faces an unexpected, and ironic, challenge

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The group, Public Citizen, says in a letter dated Tuesday that the study’s protocol is also so “fundamentally flawed” that it will not produce reliable findings

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The exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three Johns Hopkins public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article published in STAT.

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In this vast border region, tuberculosis control is a high-stakes game of chase. Some patients infected with the disease frequently cross into Mexico for work or to visit family, slipping off the radar of public health workers who must verify they are taking their medicines

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From the Mayo Clinic to Harvard, sources don’t always get the facts right about preeclampsia. Reached by ProPublica, some are making needed corrections

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