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San Francisco, California.

The 25 most dangerously polluted cities in the US

More than 133.9 million Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to the 2018 "State of the Air" report.

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.

Scientists analyzed your risk of getting sick when sitting in a window, middle, or aisle seat on the plane — and there’s a clear winner

Scientists have discovered that where you sit on a plane can really make a difference when it comes to catching the cold, cough, or flu of another passenger.
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.