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Health disparities impacting Black Americans

From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. Multiple factors contribute to these disparities, such as underlying health conditions.

Can cancer blood tests live up to promise of saving lives?

Liquid biopsies are already used in patients with cancer to tailor their treatment

In ‘Dopamine Nation,’ overabundance keeps us craving more

Patients who are struggling often believe their addictions are fueled by depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

What does full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine mean?

Public health experts hope the change will convince more unvaccinated people to get the shot.

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Some of the highest PFAS levels were found in waterproof mascara and long-lasting lipstick.

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

It’s the only drug that U.S. regulators have said can likely treat the underlying disease.

Obesity harms the body in real time, not just over a lifetime

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the obesity epidemic once again into the spotlight.

Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth

In less than a year, telehealth has gone from a niche rarity to common practice.

Why Health Experts Aren’t Warning about Coronavirus in Food

The answer has to do with the varying paths organisms take to make people sick.