Summer Bummer

April 30, 2019

The snake struck a 9-year-old hiker at dusk on a nature trail. The outrageous bills struck her parents a few weeks later

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Rejection Kills

April 30, 2019

The brain makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. That’s why social exclusion needs a health warning

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The TV series is linked to a troubling jump in suicide rates among boys the month after its premiere

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A Dunbar High School student is this year’s recipient of the Henrietta Lacks Scholarship, Serigne Ndiaye, who is from Senegal, is an eleventh grader at Dunbar, the scholarship is valued at $40,000

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When Matt Cronin worked in customer service at Nurx, a San Francisco start-up that sells prescription drugs online, one of his jobs was to manage the office’s inventory of birth control pills

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The genome is static, but our ability to analyze it and interpret it is undergoing dramatic change,” said James Evans, a geneticist at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

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How an obsolete medical device with a security flaw became a must-have for some patients with type 1 diabetes. In 2014, a few hackers realized that the security flaw in certain Medtronic pumps could be exploited for a DIY revolution.

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The University of California’s flagship San Francisco hospital has become the latest arena for an emotional debate: Should the famously progressive medical center increase its treatment space by joining forces with a Catholic-run system that restricts care according to religious doctrine?

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