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What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?

People wait for their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, India, on Friday. Arun…

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Nation’s health by the numbers can be found at CDC-affiliated blog

It’s an informative glimpse into the ever-evolving world of the numbers and statistics that represent the nation’s health. The posts…

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As more states legalize marijuana, more children accidentally ingest THC-laced edibles

Poison control centers across the country say they have seen a spike in the number of children who have ingested…

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Unrecognized Tribes Struggle Without Federal Aide During Pandemic

Tony Johnson is chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, a federally unrecognized tribe. He stands on a Willapa Bay, Wash.…

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Biden administration removes Trump-era restrictions on fetal tissue research

In a separate notice emailed Friday, NIH told its internal scientific and clinical directors that it was lifting a Trump-era…

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Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes

“The predatory marketing of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products must be stopped and we should all recognize this…

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Here’s What You Should Know About Biden’s New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research

Fetal tissue is uniquely valuable to medical researchers – useful for developing treatments and better understanding diseases like HIV, Parkinson’s,…

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Biden officials rescind Trump’s OK for Texas’ $100-billion-plus Medicaid plan

“[W]e are rescinding the approval issued on January 15, 2021,” because it did not go through the full federal rulemaking…

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Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

In an update on COVID-19 Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed the state’s efforts to expand the use of monoclonal…

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Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants

Lab Assistant Tammy Brown dons PPE in a lab where she works on preparing positive COVID tests for sequencing to…

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