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Trump's 'dying in the streets' line vs. health care reality
ABC NEWS Trump often says he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care, but in the US people decline slowly from chronic conditions that having... 5 days
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Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
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Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war
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Evaluating low-dose toxicity from endocrine active chemicals
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Mount Sinai Health System honored with 2017 Most Wired award
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New report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptors
NEWS MEDICAL A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use to evaluate the... 2 days
'It's raining needles': Drug crisis creates pollution threat
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Epigenetic plasticity and the hallmarks of cancer
Science Magazine Chromatin and associated epigenetic mechanisms stabilize gene expression and cellular states while also facilitating appropriate responses to developmental or environmental cues. Genetic, environmental, or metabolic insults can induce overly restrictive or overly permissive epigenetic... 4 hours
Postcard from Capitol Hill: Lawmakers put women’s health care in its place
NEWS MEDICAL The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women's health midday Wednesday was predictably charged. 20 hours
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NEWS MEDICAL Much has been written lately about how individuals' health could suffer if they lose insurance under the health proposals circulating in the U.S. House and Senate. 6 days
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GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb
ABC NEWS Republicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill 1 hour
Postcard from Capitol Hill: When health care takes a breather
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