A Zika vaccine candidate developed by Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda has entered an accelerated FDA review process. Zika, a mostly mosquito-spread infection that can cause serious birth defects, is still an issue. Although it made waves mostly during its 2016 outbreak, concerns remain about a resurgence of Zika and the CDC still lists vast swatches […]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released their final tally of fatal drug overdoses for 2016. All drug overdoses rose 21%, from 52,404 in 2015 to 63,632 in 2016. The vast majority of these were opioid overdoses, which rose 27% to 42,249 from the previous year. At this point, the opioid epidemic […]
PBS NewsHour segment, aired 10/4/17.