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More Dangerous Outbreaks Are Happening. Why Aren't We Worried About The Next Epidemic?
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June.
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As Temperatures Climb, Coalition Calls For Worker Protections
“This is a public health issue; this is a justice issue,” an advocate said.
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Fresh Del Monte Produce Recalls Vegetable Trays After 212 Get Infected By Parasites
People have become infected in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Needle Exchanges, Once Radical, Need An Update To Survive In Rural America
Rural areas face unique barriers when they try to adopt urban harm reduction methods from the ’80s and ’90s.
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Rural Areas Have The Highest Suicide Rates And Fewest Mental Health Workers
There isn’t a single psychiatrist in 65 percent of nonmetropolitan counties, and there's no psychologist in almost half of them.
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U.S. Suicide Rates See Sharp Increase From 1999 to 2016, CDC Says
"It's a national problem of wide scope that we need comprehensive approaches for."
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Nipah Virus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises In India As Brain-Damaging Disease Spreads
As the rare virus claims more lives in the Indian state of Kerala, concerns have been raised about the potential of Nipah to become a global health emergency.
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Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall
At least 35 people have been reported ill in nine states.
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Spreads To 29 States
The outbreak has killed one person in California and has sickened 149 others.
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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak After Democratic Republic Of The Congo Confirms 2 Cases
This is the second outbreak in under a year for the central African country.
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The Kentucky Derby May Finally Make People Care About Hepatitis A
"It's not the first time that diseases have been ignored until they come to the doorstep of those who have more resources and power."
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Scott Pruitt Proposes ‘Transparency’ Rule To Limit The EPA’s Use Of Public Health Studies
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The regulation, ironically drafted in secret, comes as Republican support for the embattled administrator wanes.
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This App Helps Donate Leftover Drugs To People Who Struggle To Afford Health Care
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A Greek nonprofit hopes to find a better use for the billions of dollars worth of prescription medication wasted every year.
FDA Issues Mandatory Recall For Kratom Products Over Salmonella Risks
The order targets products distributed by Triangle Pharmanaturals, which refused a voluntary recall request.
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Budget Deal Lifts Ban On Federal Research Of Gun Violence
Gun rights advocates have for years opposed focusing on firearms as a public health issue.
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America Has A Massive Hepatitis A Problem, And No One Is Talking About It
The potentially deadly disease is on the rise in homeless and drug-using populations across the country.
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Hundreds Of Customers Urged To Wash Clothes After Russian Spy Poisoning
By Henry Nicholls, Alex Fraser, Reuters
Officials said there was no immediate health risk to anyone.
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Dublin Divided: Tensions Swell In Irish Capital Ahead Of Historic Abortion Referendum
"People are fired up for this ― they feel like it’s their last shot."
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Cis Women And Trans Women Must Work Together To Prevent HIV
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No woman should believe she has zero risk of contracting HIV.
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Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis
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Living under the threat of deportation can cause a number of health problems and prevent people from seeking help.
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A Narrow Breastfeeding Victory In Utah Shows Policymakers Are Still Afraid Of Nipples
Five men voted against a bill protecting public breastfeeding, including one who called it "in your face."
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The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away
But it’s still the best protection we have.
8 Flu Myths Parents Can Stop Believing Right Now
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Flu season is never pleasant, but believing these fallacies make it that much worse.
Trump Pick For EPA’s No. 2 Accused Of Abusing Power To ‘Bully' And 'Intimidate’ Opponents
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As a Senate aide in 2005, Andrew Wheeler went after state air pollution regulators for opposing his boss's bill.
Why Police Backing Is Key To Needle Exchanges
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Once almost exclusively found in major cities, a new crop of syringe exchanges has emerged in far-flung locations across
When neighborhoods change, it doesn’t just affect long-term residents’ housing options. It might be making them sick.
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