Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fig leaf or first defence? Deploying flimsy masks against virus

As fears of a deadly virus sweep the globe, panicked members of the public are depending on a flimsy first line of defence—surgical masks that are coveted, but in short supply and of limited use.

Health

Graphic cigarette warning labels can deter some sales

Placing graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packages may deter some adults from purchasing tobacco products, but the strategy is unlikely to influence those smokers who are most addicted to nicotine, according ...

Health

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency's response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage ...

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