Post Health/Science

Post Health/Science


Health, science and environment news from The @WashingtonPost. Visit https://t.co/5EHzJav1ik. Curated by @laurahelmuth.

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RIP Liane Russell, refugee from Nazi Europe who demonstrated the importance of shielding embryos from radiation. By @EmilyLangerWP  on @postobits 

Breaking: Johnson & Johnson is responsible for fueling Oklahoma’s opioid crisis, judge rules in landmark case. By @LennyMBernstein 

The Health & Science section in the Tuesday print edition of The @washingtonpost  is dark this week, but we'll be back next week. Thanks to everyone who wrote or tweeted to ask why it was missing today -- especially everyone who said it's the best section of the paper!

No one gene determines sexual orientation, but genetics do play a part in shaping sexuality, huge new study says. By @lindseybever 

“Every case of congenital syphilis that we see is an absolute, shameful failure of public health because it is completely preventable.” By @lindseybever 

Angelo Grubisic was a lecturer in aeronautics and advanced propulsion and a champion wingsuit flier. He died with his wingsuit on.

Scoop: FDA and state labs have found vitamin E acetate in vaping products used by people sickened with a mysterious lung illness. It's not supposed to be in there. @bylenasun 

As the opioid crackdown intensifies, patients with chronic pain say they are being forced off medications they badly need: @JoelAchenbach  @LennyMBernstein  @PostHealthSci  @MerylKornfield  @DDaltonBennett  @salwangeorges 

Free museums this Saturday! Including 131 natural history museums, 159 science museums, 40 zoos and gardens, along with hundreds of history, art and children’s museums.

Tennessee unveils plan to convert Medicaid into block grant, asking Trump administration for profound change to program

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The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends @postgreen 

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Two moose locked antlers in a fight, then froze together in a stream

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Forest elephants are vanishing, and they might never recover from poaching @bydarrylfears 

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This plan to move USDA agencies may be illegal. But as scientists quit, Mulvaney calls it "a wonderful way to sort of streamline government.” By @bbguari 

Trump to select Scott Gottlieb, a physician with deep drug-industry ties, to run the FDA

NASA’s Cassini catches sunlight glinting off the oceans of Saturn’s moon

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Here's a diet that will serve you well for avoiding a variety of diseases

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Happy #ValentinesDay  from the @WashingtonPost ! We made you some delightfully nerdy cards inspired by science.

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