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Gates Foundation's Humanitarian Award To India's Modi Is Sparking Outrage


The Indian prime minister is cited for the millions of toilets his government has built in rural India. Activists say his human rights record should disqualify him.

National Group Looking At Ballot Measure To Decriminalize All Drugs In Oregon


The Drug Policy Alliance, which has long argued that the war on drugs is a failure, has filed a decriminalization measure for the 2020 ballot in Oregon.

It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies


Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.

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Deadly Brain Cancers Act Like 'Vampires' By Hijacking Normal Cells To Grow

Researchers say certain brain cancers tap electrical signals from healthy cells to fuel their growth. The finding could lead to treatments for deadly tumors like the one that killed Sen. John McCain.

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India Announces Widespread Ban Of E-Cigarettes

The government expressed alarm at the growing rate of use by young people and possible health hazards.

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U.S. Abortion Rate Continues Long-Term Decline In Most States

The rate fell again in the most recent Guttmacher Institute survey, continuing a decline since 1980.

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Senate Democrats Take Floor To Push Leaders On Need For Gun Laws

Washington and Oregon lawmakers are among the Senate Democrats who have taken the floor in Washington, D.C., to speak about the need for new gun laws.


The Vaping Illness Outbreak: What We Know So Far

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized with severe lung disease linked to vaping. Public health agencies are investigating what's behind the alarming symptoms.

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USDA Offers Pork Companies A New Inspection Plan, Despite Opposition

Under new federal rules, pork companies can hire workers to do some tasks currently reserved for federal inspectors in hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.

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Small Rash Of West Nile Virus In Eastern Oregon

There’s been a small rash of West Nile virus infections in Eastern Oregon this year.


How To Teach Future Doctors About Pain In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis

Around 20% of U.S. adults live with chronic pain. Medical schools traditionally haven't dedicated much time to teaching about pain and pain control, but one top school now has a mandatory course.

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Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11

The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.

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Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down

In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.

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