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The flu vaccine is particularly hard to get right, and overall average around 40%. The current seasonal flu vaccine protects about 45% of recipients .
There are multiple reasons that only about 15% of patients receive drugs to help them overcome their addiction, but experts say a prominent one is rooted in outdated beliefs about treatment. “Medications are also rejected in part because they have been stigmatized as not being truly ‘clean’ or ‘trading one addiction for another,’ which is…
“The clinic contends it occurs at six weeks. Mississippi argues it can occur anywhere between six and twelve weeks,” the appeals court judges wrote. “But all agree that cardiac activity can be detected well before the fetus is viable. That dooms the law.” The legislation is one of several restrictive bills that have passed in…
The Indian Health Service says that it won’t release a report on the government officials who were responsible for a pediatrician who was charged with sexually abusing six boys on two reservations over his time at IHS. Legal experts are questioning the grounds from IHS’ decision, though. Other news on the administration focuses on EPA…
The new popularity of Medicare Advantage plans has grown without much public policy debate about the effects of large-scale privatization on patient health and on the costs to both the government and enrollees. Critics are worried about what that could mean for patients.
Distinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals.
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With four fatalities in Iran and a spike in infections in South Korea, concerns about the virus’s effect on the global economy intensified.