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The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill It is no secret that the cost of prescription drugs is a major concern for Americans today. Around 79 percent of the public agree that the price of prescription medication is unreasonable. But while much attention is focu

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Health officials monitoring the coronavirus in the U.S. said there are currently 110 “persons under investigation” across 26 states, noting that the number “will only increase” as the outbreak in China continues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update on Monday that f

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Barbershop-based diabetes screening identified high rates of prediabetes among black men, researchers said, as well as more cases of overt diabetes than might be expected. Out of 290 black men tested during their barbershop visits, about 28% met the criteria for prediabetes -- i.e., HbA1c between 5.

Bill Gates in 2018: The world needs to prepare for pandemics just like war
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials continue to grapple with the coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 81 people and sickened 2,800 worldwide. And back in 2018, Billionaire Bill Gates gave a warning that the world wasn't prepared for pandemics, which should "c   CNBC  
We finally know why stress turns your hair white
Gray hairs seem to accumulate when we’re stressed but until recently scientists have been unable to pin down a mechanism for how this happens.Deposit Photos In 1902, the British Medical Journal reported an unusual case of rapid hair whitening. A 22-year-old woman “witnessed a tragedy of a woman's th   Popular Science  
Coronavirus: 56 dead and 1,975 infected as Canada reports 1st case
Canada announced its first case of the Coronavirus on Saturday, adding to an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of 56 people and sickened at least 1,975 others since it originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The majority of the infections and all the deaths have been relegated to China's   Fox News  
Coronavirus cases in U.S. rise to five with two in Calif., one in Arizona
Jan. 26 (UPI) --Three more cases of coronavirus -- two in Southern California one in Arizona -- have been reported within 24 hours, increasing the number in the United States to five. All five people afflicted have been linked to travel in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak On Sunday, the M   UPI.com  
LncRNA AC093818.1 accelerates gastric cancer metastasis by epigenetically promoting PDK1 expression
Gastric cancer (GC) is a highly prevalent type of metastatic tumor. The mechanisms underlying GC metastasis are poorly understood. Some long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) reportedly play key roles in regulating metastasis of GC. However, the biological roles of ...   Nature  
New drop-in clinic opens in East Atlanta, serving uninsured patients
A new clinic for uninsured adults is now serving the East Atlanta community. The drop-in center will be operated by Mercy Care and CHRIS 180, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on providing “trauma-informed” health services and care. The clinic aims to provide “primary medical and behavioral health   Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Suicide rate increased 40 percent in US from 2000-2017, mining, construction workers at highest risk: CDC report
The suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent over less than two decades, with adults working in the mining and construction business at a "significantly higher risk" than the general public, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Th   Fox News  
Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. game for information on coronavirus
New York (CNN Business)The popularity of a video game that teaches players about how diseases spread has grown sharply amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Now, the company is warning people to seek information on the disease from official sources, rather than relying on its game, Plauge I   CNN  
Coronavirus cases in U.S. rises to four with two in S. California
Jan. 26 (UPI) --Two more cases of coronavirus -- both in Southern California -- have been reported within 24 hours, doubling the number in the United States to four. All four people afflicted have been linked to travel in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak On Sunday, the Los Angeles County   UPI.com  
Arizona woman must donate embryos frozen before cancer, needs ex-husband's consent to become pregnant
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman – who has since become infertile after surviving an aggressive form of cancer – may not use the embryos she had frozen before treatment to have a baby without her ex-husband’s consent and must donate them instead. Ruby Torres, 39, decided to have   Fox News