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Got muscle pain from statins? A cholesterol-lowering alternative might be for you

Future of the COVID pandemic: Scientists say there is still a lot to learn

Can you catch a hidden virus from a dog kiss or a cat cuddle?

This veterinarian says pets have a lot to teach us about love and grief

Mexican pharmacies are selling pills to laced with deadly fentanyl

3 years after pandemic school closings, how were kids and parents affected?

Why Medicare is suddenly under debate again

Novo Nordisk will cut some U.S. insulin prices by up to 75% starting next year

Neurotech could connect our brains to computers. What could go wrong, right?


'Where is humanity?' ask the helpless doctors of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region

Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment

A New Hippocratic Oath Asks Doctors To Fight Racial Injustice And Misinformation

How a team of Black paramedics set the gold standard for emergency medical response

What's Your Purpose? Finding A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Linked To Health

U.S. could see 1 million cases per day, warns departing NIH director Francis Collins

Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

CDC Now Recommends Double-Masking For More Protection Against The Coronavirus

Doctors With Disabilities Push For Culture Change In Medicine