Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages...

B.C. school districts target vaping, call for increased regulation

KELOWNA, B.C. -- A British Columbia school board says it has "serious concerns" about the risk of vaping and is asking all levels of government to take action. In an example of how school districts are grappling with the new...

Elderly care staff accused of pitting residents against each other in a dementia fight club

The Winston-Salem Police Department received a tip in June about elder abuse at the Danby House, an assisted living and memory-care facility, according to Fox 8. Police investigators and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services began looking...

The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat. But with plant-based burgers, sausages...

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

It’s such a common routine in a doctor’s office or clinic or hospital that patients tend to comply without thinking: Step on the scale, roll up your sleeve for the blood pressure cuff, urinate into a cup. But that last...

For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist

EXPOSUREPoisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPontBy Robert Bilott with Tom Shroder Robert Bilott never set out to be anyone’s hero. He made his living defending chemical companies at an old-line corporate law firm based in...

What you should know about cataract surgery

Surgery to replace the cloudy lens with an artificial one can improve vision. While this is a fairly simple outpatient procedure — and one of the most common surgeries in the country — there are decisions to make and occasional...

Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds

Image Chinese women wearing masks to protect against pollution in Beijing in 2015. The government has made inroads against China’s pollution problem. CreditKevin Frayer/Getty Images BEIJING — Researchers in China have found a significant link between air pollution and the risk...

A hometown lawyer is suing the nation’s largest drug companies over the opioid crisis

Paul Farrell, a West Virginia attorney driving a massive lawsuit against drug companies. (Maddie McGarvey/For The Washington Post) October 14 at 9:08 AM HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Paul Farrell, Jr. was looking through the West Virginia Code a few years ago...

The Big Number: Regularly working 10 hours a day may raise stroke risk

For people who regularly work long hours — defined as more than 10 hours a day for at least 50 days a year — a recent study suggests an increased risk of stroke. According to research published in the American...
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