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The Health-Care Fight Republicans Can’t Afford

There’s a reason Donald Trump has never produced a health-care plan that protects consumers with preexisting medical conditions: Ending protections for the sick is the central mechanism that all GOP health-care proposals use to try to lower costs for the healthy. Every alternative to the…

UCLA Researchers’ Efforts To Combat Melanoma Get $13 Million Boost From NIH

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) have received a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find new ways to overcome melanoma resistance to some of the most promising targeted therapies and immunotherapies, officials announced Sept. 28.…

Tongue Cancer in Young Women Skyrockets: Australian Researchers

There’s been an alarming rise in the number of young people, particularly women, being diagnosed with tongue cancer, a disease predominantly found in older men with a history of smoking or heavy drinking. Researchers from the cancer hospital Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at Sydney’s Royal Prince…

Photos: Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being marked across America, as, today, she lies in repose on the Lincoln catafalque in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, at the…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

Dear Therapist: I Blame Myself for My Son’s Death

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at [email protected] Dear Therapist, My adult son died recently from a drug overdose, after a lifetime of struggles with depression, learning problems, peer rejection,…

Chadwick Boseman Was Our Superhero

Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic What I’ll always remember about the first time I saw the film Black Panther are the costumes that people wore. It was a chilly night in Washington, D.C., and almost everyone in the theater was Black. Children dressed…

Expert urges innovations in tobacco control

Dr Derek Yach, an expert on global health and an anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Throughout his career, he has supported and led smoking-cessation research and policy development, and has been calling for…

Paging Dr. Hamblin: Someone Tried to Pet My Dog

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, James Hamblin takes questions from readers about health-related curiosities, concerns, and obsessions. Have one? Email him at [email protected] Dear Dr. Hamblin, My girlfriend and I got a pandemic puppy. He’s a King Charles cavalier named Rooster, and he’s now six months…

Natalie Harp: Donald Trump Gave Me the Right to Real Health Care

Natalie Harp, a woman who battled bone cancer, said on Monday at the Republican National Committee’s 2020 convention that thanks to President Donald Trump she was able to try experimental treatment and credits it with saving her life. 0…

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