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A mysterious ‘supplement’ with a viral following has been linked to salmonella — and the outbreak is still spreading

The CDC reported that the opioid kratom has been tied to 87 cases of salmonella, a bacterial infection from contaminated food or water.
Your daily pill could one day be replaced by a once-a-week version.

A Gates Foundation-backed startup wants to make daily pills a thing of the past

The hope is by taking a pill only once a week, you're less likely to forget a dose, something that's critical when treating conditions like HIV.

The head of the CDC resigns after a report said she purchased shares of a tobacco company while in office

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director after a report said she traded Japan Tobacco while leading the agency.

Bill Gates reveals how he decides where to spend his billions

At the recent JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, Gates explained how he goes after low-hanging fruit that few people have thought to grab.
A paramedic checking the blood sugar levels of a diabetes patient.

Where you live could have an impact on whether you get diabetes

Black people are nearly twice as likely as white people to develop type 2 diabetes. A groundbreaking new study suggests environmental factors may be to blame.
Not sure this crew got the message.

If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills

Real disease modeling can help people understand exactly how a zombie outbreak would play out — stay out of cities.
A couple from Raiford, Florida, located in Union County.

A Florida county of 15,000 people is the least healthy place in America — here’s why

Located about an hour southwest of Jacksonville, the county of roughly 15,000 people is the least healthy in the United States.
A young boy from the remote Turkana tribe in Northern Kenya plays to the camera as villagers wait their turn to see if they will be selected for food aid by other villagers at Kokuru.

A top economist just put the fight against poverty in stunning perspective

On average, more than 135,000 people were lifted from poverty every day for the past 25 years, according to economist Max Roser.

Bill Gates says his mentor was a 6-foot-7 ‘giant’ of global health also named Bill

If there's anyone billionaire Bill Gates looks up to, it's Dr. Bill Foege, a titan in the world of epidemiology.