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Computer illustration of the Cryptococcus gattii fungus.

A tropical fungus may have found its way to Canada on the back of a 1964 tsunami

A new study proposes that the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake caused a tsunami that brought deadly fungus to the shores of Canada and the US.

Bill Gates said there was more health equality in 1800, but only because most people died before age 35

Gains in life expectancy haven't been evenly felt across the globe, and "that's just unfair," said Gates, who is 63.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks while introducing health care legislation titled the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC

Medicare for most, If not all: We polled Americans to find out what a popular universal healthcare coverage plan in the US could look like

A new Insider poll found a large share of Americans want the government to extend its reach into the nation's healthcare system.

Trump wants to ban flavored vapes, but that might just worsen the vaping lung injury crisis

President Trump said that vaping is "not a wonderful thing," but banning flavored vapes could just make black market vape juice more enticing.

Fluoridated water during pregnancy may be hurting kids’ brains. You still don’t need to start drinking bottled water.

Fluoride prevents cavities, there is no doubt about it. But new evidence suggests fluoride in tap water may not be the best way to protect teeth.

INSIDER is seeking nominations for The Doers: 50 people who are a force for good

INSIDER is seeking nominations for our first-ever list of The Doers: 50 people who are a force for good.

From suicide prevention to genetic testing, there’s a widening disconnect between Silicon Valley health tech and outside experts who see red fla...

"There's almost this implicit assumption that they play by a different set of rules," a Harvard psychiatrist and tech consultant said.
A US schoolboy receives his measles vaccination in 1962 at Fernbank School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photos reveal what it looks like to get the measles when there are no vaccines

A measles vaccine was developed in the early 1960s, and the virus was declared eliminated from the US in 2000. But experts are worried it may be back.
A US schoolboy receives his measles vaccination in 1962 at Fernbank School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photos reveal what it looks like to get the measles when there are no vaccines

A measles vaccine was developed in the early 1960s, and the virus was declared eliminated from the US in 2000. But experts are worried it may be back.
Gaps in vaccine coverage have led to a spike in global measles cases, a new report says.

A man dubbed ‘Patient Zero’ spread measles from New York to Michigan’s Oakland County

Michigan's measles outbreak has been linked to the outbreak in New York City, due to a man who unknowingly traveled to Oakland County and had the disease.