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Report by UN experts in January found 'credible' evidence that United Arab Emirates has been arming RSF paramilitary.
Price of asthma inhalers has more than doubled amid scarcity and added costs after GSK exited Nigerian market in 2023.

Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population and rising temperatures mean millions are at risk

A deadly heat wave gripped Asia for weeks in spring 2024, sending temperatures in India’s capital region over 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 Celsius) in...

The disproportionate toll that COVID-19 took on people with diabetes continues today

At the start of the pandemic, many people living with diabetes were wondering what COVID-19 meant for them. Diabetes was already known to put...

Heat index warnings can save lives on dangerously hot days − if people understand what they mean

You’ve probably heard people say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” There’s a lot of truth to that phrase, and it’s important to...

Your favorite drink can cause breast cancer – but most women in the US aren’t aware of alcohol’s health risks

Did you know that casual drinks with friends or having a “wine mom” moment to unwind could actually be nudging up your risk for...

EPA has lowered the screening level for lead in soil – here’s what that could mean for households across the US

As spring phases into summer across the U.S., kids are spending more time outdoors. Playing outside is healthy in all kinds of ways, but...

Menopause treatments can help with hot flashes and other symptoms – but many people aren’t aware of the latest advances

Menopause used to be a taboo topic in many quarters. Now, it’s frequently in the news. In March 2024, the White House announced an initiative...

AI plus gene editing promises to shift biotech into high gear

During her chemistry Nobel Prize lecture in 2018, Frances Arnold said, “Today we can for all practical purposes read, write and edit any sequence...

Summertime can be germy: A microbiologist explains how to avoid getting sick at the barbecue, in the pool or on the trail

As flowers bloom and temperatures climb, many are eager to get back outside. But while the Sun may be shining, there is a dark...

PFAS are toxic ‘forever chemicals’ that linger in our air, water, soil and bodies – here’s how to keep them out of your drinking...

Close to half of America’s tap water contains PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These “forever chemicals” are in thousands of products, from clothing...

Biden and Trump may forget names or personal details, but here is what really matters in assessing whether they’re cognitively up for the job

Some Americans are questioning whether elderly people like Joe Biden and Donald Trump are cognitively competent to be president amid reports of the candidates...

Philly has highest STI rates in the country – improving sex ed in schools and access to at-home testing could lower rates

Philadelphia ranks No. 1 among U.S. cities for new sexually transmitted infections – STIs – according to the latest data from the Centers for...

Calls to US poison centers spiked after ‘magic mushrooms’ were decriminalized

Calls to poison control centers spiked across the U.S. for adolescents and young adults exposed to the hallucinogen psilocybin, according to our analysis of...

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