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The think tank Helena and its partners hope to find treatments for diseases that lack them by creating new financial incentives.

Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and w...

The potential savings are "enormous," says Helena's Lyn Stoler. "And that's not even looking at the human health impact."

The US government just appointed a dentist and a biologist to head the National Institute of Nursing Research — and nurses are furious

The NIH conducted a nationwide search "for a highly qualified leader in nursing research" and it couldn't find anyone, a spokesperson said.
Francisco da Silva Vale and his son Hercules navigate during a fishing session at Vila Nova do Amana in the Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 23, 2015.

Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here’s why we need the worl...

The Amazon produces up to 20% of the world's oxygen, helps cycle water and regulate weather across the globe, and holds 10% of Earth's biodiversity.

Some Apple employees are reportedly frustrated with the health team’s direction and want to tackle bigger challenges within the healthcare syste...

There's apparently been some turmoil on Apple's health team within the past year, with disagreements about overall direction.
Czarina Cecilio, RN.

A day in the life of a nurse who works 10-hour shifts in an NYC cancer unit keeping patients comfortable in the midst of a national drug shortage

Business Insider shadowed Czarina Cecilio, a registered nurse at the Multiple Myeloma Center in New York City, for one day.
April Krowel and her daughter, Aubrie.

A new prescription drug made from CBD has been groundbreaking for kids with epilepsy. We talked to their parents about the good, the bad and the ugly ...

There's "that sense that it is going to be a cure-all. And it's just not," one mom whose child is taking the new drug said.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.
Cannabis could help older people with many ailments, from sleep problems to arthritis.

Baby boomers once demonized marijuana, but now they’re swearing by it as a miracle cure

People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is a leading proponent of the discredited conspiracy theory that vaccines are related to autism. He practices medicine at the Northport Wellness Center (right) in Suffolk County, New York.

This New York doctor has been publicly urging parents not to vaccinate their children in the midst of a measles outbreak. Why is he still allowed to p...

A New York pediatrician has opposed vaccines for more than a decade, but continues to practice medicine.

Doctors are burning out twice as fast as other workers. The problem is costing the US $4.6 billion each year.

Doctors who experience burnout may quit their jobs or work fewer hours. That costs the US healthcare system billions.