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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold hearings about stem cell research this month, on Sept. 12-13. In coming months the agency will review ongoing experimental surgeries that the National Institutes of Health has been monitoring.

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The cost of chemotherapy constitutes over half of cancer treatment-related costs in the U.S. According to a recent report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the overall cost of cancer care has catapulted since 2011.

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People living with HIV and the civil society thronged the streets of Mutare as they marched in a bid to present their petition to the Manicaland Provincial Minister Mandi Chimene to see into the Mutare municipality clinic’s consultation fees that were increased ....

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As the legalization of weed appears imminent in California, former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones says the crucial question we should be asking is, "What kind of marijuana should we legalize?"
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HIV prevalence has remained a problem among young people across the globe....

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A look at how leading media outlets handled a potentially misleading piece of research data in a recent study on the use of gene tests in treating breast cancer.
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Last week, I found out my favorite journalism professor had passed away. I used to call him now and then, but hadn't in several years. By all accounts, he lived a good life; he died last year surrounded by friends at 85....

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The quality of primary health care is suffering on many different levels. For example, research shows that one-fifth of primary care patients are not informed about their abnormal test results.

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National AIDS Council (NAC) last week expressed concern over the number of sexual abuse cases that are being swept under the carpet, thereby exposing victims to HIV. This can be avoided by administering post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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Diabetes rates are soaring across the nation. But in Rhode Island, the Hispanic population has seen the most dramatic increase of any other group over the past few years.

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