Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen announced a settlement between the Justice Department and opioid maker Purdue on Oct. 21.
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The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, hugging another guest, along with Kellyanne Conway (left) and Notre Dame University President Rev. John Jenkins (right) tested positive for COVID-19.
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The outdoors is less risky than an enclosed room, but it isn't a COVID-19-free zone. Here's what you need to know.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3.
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When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP's wishes.
Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships.
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A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
Suffragists march from New York to Washington D.C. in 1913.
As Americans celebrate the legacy of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, it is also a moment to acknowledge how suffragists first used hunger strike as a form of protest.
Un paper de alto perfil sobre los riesgos del medicamento antimalárico hidroxicloriquina fue retirado en junio.
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La urgencia de encontrar soluciones a la pandemia de COVID-19 aumenta la posibilidad de investigación descuidada. Pero el escrutinio y la posterior corrección muestran que la ciencia está funcionando.
Fitness information from wearable devices can reveal when the body is fighting an infection.
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Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
Hitler se vendió en publicaciones internacionales como un amante de la naturaleza.
A través de la arquitectura, el diseño y los medios, Hitler fomentó el mito de ser un hombre hogareño, culto y pacífico, para distanciar al dictador de sus políticas crueles.
The world of college athletics promises many opportunities to young players, but at what cost?
When college athletes practice or play, they're really performing work. But are they able to speak up when the work conditions threaten their health? And what happens when they do?
A 1974 photograph of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments.
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Mismanaged and in disrepair, many low-income housing complexes are nonetheless seen as important avatars of modern architecture. But are calls for their preservation forgetting those who matter most?
A high-profile paper
on the risks of hyrdoxychloroquine was recently and rightfully retracted.
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Severe scrutiny of two major papers, including one about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, is part of science's normal process of self-correction.
The death of George Floyd when a police officer kneeled on his neck sparked days of protests in cities across the U.S.
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It's nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
U.S. Customs officers stand beside a sign at the US/Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario, on March 22, 2020.
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The US and Canada have had a long, supportive relationship. But the recent closure of the US-Canada border because of the coronavirus underscores a growing divide between the two countries.
A restaurant in Bangkok created plastic partitions and moved its tables farther apart to separate guests in a normally tight space.
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It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.
A number of young COVID-19 patients have developed inflammation in multiple organs.
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A biomedical researcher and pediatrician who works with Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 explains the similarities and differences in the worrisome cases doctors are starting to see.
It would be fun to be able to shrink people and objects, but it’s something we can only imagine.
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The movies make it seem like someday we'll be able to make people and objects grow really big or shrink really small. Whether this will be possible comes down to the smallest of things.
Air conditioning cools city residents during heat waves, but also strains the power grid and fuels climate change.
Climate change is making extreme weather events, both hot and cold, more frequent across the Great Lakes region. Weatherizing low-income residents' homes is an important way to prepare.
Air raid wardens in Washington, D.C., conduct a practice air raid.
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Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.
Too much caffeine interferes with sleep.
Since caffeine is in so many different foods and drinks, it's easy for kids – or grownups – to get more than they should without realizing it.
Pope Francis recently removed a secrecy rule to increase transparency for sexual abuse cases.
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Pope Francis recently removed a rule known as Pontifical Secrecy, which allowed clergy and church officials to withhold information regarding sexual abuse. Will it make the church truly transparent?