healthcare

addiction

Doctors and Nurses Addicted to Opioids Are Often Barred from the Most Effective Treatment

Taking proven medications like buprenorphine and methadone could mean losing their medical licenses.
Emma Yasinski, Kaiser Health News
18 hours ago
healthcare

Being Poor Literally Makes You Age Faster

Which makes you need medical care, which makes you even poorer...hmm!
Hannah Smothers
4 days ago
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Opioid Overdose Deaths Go Up for New Moms after Childbirth. Here’s Why.

Following the shift in recovery focus to pregnancy and babies, states are recognizing that mothers have been cut out of the picture.
Cassandra Giraldo
9.12.19
healthcare

Insurance Will Soon Cover HIV Prevention, But Many People Who Need it Still Won't Have Access

When Corey Walsh began using the drug Truvada, the pills were free but the quarterly lab tests and doctors' visits cost almost $400.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
7.11.19
Women's Healthcare

We’re Finally Starting to Take Women’s Hormones Seriously

A new wave of books about women's bodies looks set to turn 'that time of the month' from a punchline to properly understood reality.
Hannah Ewens
7.3.19
Health

Med Students Are Doing Vaginal Exams on Unconscious, Non-Consenting Patients

The practice is still legal in 42 states despite decades-long ethical concerns. In the #MeToo era, things are starting to change.
Hannah Harris Green
6.27.19
Facebook

Your Future Doctor Could Monitor Your Facebook Posts for Disease

Medical providers could soon use your social media to predict diseases from depression to diabetes, sparking questions of data privacy.
Madeleine Gregory
6.19.19
Health

I Got My Faeces Tested to See If It's 'Super-Poo'

We're entering a new world of faecal transplants – and only the finest will qualify.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.24.19
healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.16.19
healthcare

Can You Get Measles if You Were Vaccinated?

A guide to the measles outbreak for people who think they were vaccinated—or aren't really sure.
Shayla Love
5.1.19
healthcare

The US Is Working its Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”
Jason Silverstein
2.21.19
brazil

How Brazil's new president is creating a healthcare crisis for his country's poor

“Mais Medicos has not ended, but at least half the doctors, who were precisely in places of greater need, have left. So for people in those areas the program is over."
Mariana Castro
Joe Hill
1.22.19
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