Implementing a Medicare for All system would have broad effects on the American economy, though understanding the precise impact is difficult, according to experts. … Continue reading “Would Medicare for All affect how much money people earn?”
Although Canadians take pride in the fairness of both their society and their health care system, inequities continue to exist in both, according to … Continue reading “Op-ed: Repairing and expanding the health care system in Canada”
Pills and powders claiming to boost weight loss, energy, or sexual performance—available to customers of all ages on drugstore shelves—face little government oversight of their safety and efficacy.
As the world grapples with more complex, unpredictable, and prolonged disasters, policymakers and other stakeholders should stop focusing only on the response phase of … Continue reading “Opinion: It’s time to rethink how we manage disasters”
Life expectancy in the U.S. inched up for the first time in four years, according to two reports from the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading “U.S. life expectancy slightly increases for first time in four years”
Despite increasingly dire reports about climate change—rising global temperatures, melting ice sheets, wildfires, intense storms—Gina McCarthy says she intends to keep fighting against it. … Continue reading “Gina McCarthy fighting climate change at NRDC”
Experts are trying to figure out how much the public should know about experiments that could make pathogens, such as viruses, more transmissible or … Continue reading “Debating the transparency surrounding risky pathogen research”
Although there are plenty of packaged food options for those on a plant-based diet, such as imitation meat burgers and kale chips, whole foods are still the best option.
Researchers are increasingly intrigued by the prospect of using ivermectin, a drug normally used to treat parasitic worms, as a way of controlling mosquito … Continue reading “Can repurposing the drug ivermectin help control malaria?”
Nearly half of Americans whose insurance companies deny coverage of a particular drug they need simply go without the drug, according to a recent … Continue reading “When denied coverage, many Americans skip prescribed drugs”