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Michigan school shooting reveals the epidemic America is ignoring

Guns do kill people -- in significant numbers, more quickly and easily than many other weapons. Time and time again, guns have been used in mass killings, including at schools where children should be focusing on their education rather than practicing how to fend for themselves in active shooter drills.

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Opinion: Hiking tobacco taxes will help tame America's most enduring epidemic

As the nation staggers through the pandemic, most remain oblivious to the epidemics that plagued Americans' health before Covid-19 struck -- and will continue to do so long after it subsides. The opioid crisis, obesity and the continuing toll from tobacco use are all critical public health threats.

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What is femicide and how bad is it globally?

Before the murder of Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old primary school teacher killed in London, some were already speaking of a "femicide epidemic." But what is femicide?

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Opinion: The real reason this pandemic is the deadliest to ever hit the US

With 678,000 deaths and rising, Covid-19 is now the deadliest epidemic ever to hit the United States, surpassing the death toll of the 1918 flu, and indeed the combined US military deaths in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan War.

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Judge conditionally approves plan to dissolve OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Purdue Pharma, the maker of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, will be dissolved under a settlement deal and that its owners, members of the Sackler family, will pay out more than $4 billion to address the opioid epidemic that's killed more than 500,000 Americans.

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Here's how to design drug trials to defeat the next pandemic

Dr. Myron Cohen began his career fighting HIV in the early 1980s, and he's been battling the epidemic around the world ever since. But he has never worked as hard to generate new therapies and save lives as he has during the Covid-19 crisis.

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For Father's Day, this is the gift dads really need

This Father's Day, working dads need something more than ties and candy. What they could really use is a permanent shift away from the epidemic of overwork that, researchers say, is potentially deadly for them, and risks devastating their families.

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Gun violence is an epidemic within the pandemic

In recent months, Americans have received a string of horrific reminders that even as Covid deaths fall, one of our nation's deadliest public health emergencies rages on: gun violence.

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Opinion: Lifesaving tips on reopening the US

Widespread vaccine coverage in the US is rapidly reducing new infections, illnesses and deaths from Covid-19. States and cities are quickly removing restrictions on business and leisure activities. Yet, while the public enjoys the return to normalcy, governments behind the scenes should be ramping up public health systems to guard against another possible wave and to build more competency for the inevitable next epidemic, whenever it may arise.

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