Malawi Begins Vaccinating Young Children Against Malaria In World First

The government of Malawi has begun administering the world’s first approved malaria vaccine to young children as part of a sweeping pilot program that could save tens of thousands of lives per year across some of Africa’s poorest regions, advocates say.The World Health Organization announced the project Tuesday, saying children in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana…

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U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety.Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed to…

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Fans Rally Around Progressive Christian Author Placed In Medically Induced Coma

Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins Christian Publishing Rachel Held Evans is a progressive Christian from Tennessee who often writes about wrestling with faith and doubt in the Bible Belt.  Friends and fans of the popular progressive Christian author Rachel Held Evans are rallying around her family after receiving news that Evans has been placed in a…

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What It’s Really Like To Parent When You Have Depression

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Braff Me with my two daughters, Anya and Aria I seem like an unlikely candidate for depression. When I was 13, I wrote in my journal that when I grew up, I wanted to be married with two daughters, and I wanted to work as a reporter.Turns out, by those standards,…

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