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Some hoped a new oral vaccine would solve all the polio campaign’s problems. Reality is settling in

Millions of doses into the rollout of a new polio vaccine, it is apparent that the failure to vaccinate a sufficient proportion of children against the disease will not be…...

STAT   1 week ago

Opinion: Adopting the term ‘preaddiction’ would be a serious mistake

Adopting the term "preaddiction" could have potentially disastrous consequences for people with substance use disorders....

STAT   1 week ago

Laser-Based Breath Analysis Detects COVID-19 Infection

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser-based breathalyzer technology that can detect molecules in breath samples that indicate the presence of specific diseases, such as COVID-19. The device is called a frequency comb breathalyzer, and using it involves pumping a breath […]...

Medgadget   1 week ago

R.J. Reynolds sues California to protect ‘crisp’ cigarettes from flavor ban

Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds is suing the state of California in an effort to keep a controversial new line of cigarettes on shelves....

STAT   3 weeks ago

Opinion: Fear-based messaging doesn’t stop drug use. But it does make things worse

Scaring people simply isn't very good at preventing drug use....

STAT   3 weeks ago

“I don’t see this as an end to the pandemic”: Ashish Jha on the end of Covid public health emergency

As the coronavirus public health emergency expires, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha warned that the pandemic is far from over....

STAT   3 weeks ago

Opinion: Health care coaches are the next big thing. They’re also completely unregulated

Basically anyone can call themselves a “health coach” and start taking on clients....

STAT   3 weeks ago

Listen: Welcome to Long Island: segregation and suburban health

In season 2 of "Color Code," we dive into the history and current reality of segregation on Long Island, N.Y., and how ripples from this history still have profound effects…...

STAT   3 weeks ago

Does the end of Covid emergency declarations mean the pandemic is over?

What is clear is that Covid isn’t going anywhere, though the damage it is doing to the human species is declining....

STAT   3 weeks ago