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Framing the Flu Conversation After Strain Mutation

After the big announcement that this year's flu vaccine may offer less protection than expected, some doctors are scrambling for the right way to talk about why the vaccine is still important. »

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower IQs at age 7, researchers said Wednesday. »

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biology. »

Merck Buying 'Superbugs' Research Firm for $8.4B

Merck will spend $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals and push deeper into treating so-called "superbugs" that have drawn dire warnings from global health organizations. »

SEPTA Sues Hepatitis C Drug Company Over Medication Costs

Philadelphia's transit agency, SEPTA, has filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia against the drugmaker, Gilead, over the cost of its Hepatitis C drug known as Sovaldi. »

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Flu Season: When You Should See the Doctor

A nationwide program called Choose Wisely has doctors refusing to give patients antibiotics. The goal is to reduce antibiotic resistance. NBC10 has tips on when you should visit the doctor. »

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporarily raise people's blood pressure, a Korean research team announced Monday. »

From Unknown to Mainstream, Gift of Life Program Turns 40

In 1978, a research specialist at the Wistar Institute decided to respond to a help-wanted ad from a Philadelphia organ procurement organization seeking a transplant coordinator. »

$311,000 Drug Raises Questions

When a breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug with a sticker price of more than $300,000 per year hit the market two years ago, the cost raised familiar questions about the sustainability of ever-climbing drug prices... »

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