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The Fight Against Fake Drugs

The New York Times

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In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. A quarter-million malaria deaths each year might be prevented if the patients were treated with real drugs instead of fake ones.

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How a Boy's Concussion Death Changed British Sports

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After a young rugby player died in Northern Ireland, his family and a brain expert set about to establish concussion guidelines, looking in part to the United States.

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An Antidote to Overdose, in Time to Save Lives

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

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CPR Survival Rates Can Differ Greatly by City

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Improvements in CPR remain underused in practice, with many doctors giving up too soon. As a result, survival rates after cardiac arrest vary as much as 500 percent across the country.

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Doctor Hotspot

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The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.

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Fighting Bullying With Babies

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The Canadian federal government has identified bullying as a national problem. Roots of Empathy, based in Toronto, encourages empathy in elementary kids by having them interact with babies.

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For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related mortality. Naxolone, a drug used to revive overdose victims, is only available by prescription. However, private organizations have distributed Naxolone kits nationally, showing tha...

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Reducing emergency room use by targeting 'super utilizers'

The Baltimore Sun

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Residents who use a disproportionate amount of health care, or super utilizers, are a high cost for the system. A hospital in Baltimore is following the example of other hospitals and focusing on the underlying problems of super utilizers to reduce emergencies and save costs.

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Fostering a Team Approach to Drug Cures

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Chronic diseases have remained incurable and difficult to treat and myelin, the proteins in the body that transmit nerve impulses, is an important factor that connects them together. The Myelin Repair Foundation has created a collaborative partnership among different research labs to work on myel...

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When Paying It Forward Pays Us Back

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Social programs are seen as a fiscal burden on the U.S. However, investment in effective social programs saves taxpayer dollars so evaluating the performance of federal programs could help Congress act more responsibly.

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