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Fallout from ‘Nuclear Button’ tweets: Sales of anti-radiation drug skyrocket

Fallout from ‘Nuclear Button’ tweets: Sales of anti-radiation drug skyrocket

A Twitter battle over the size of each “nuclear button” possessed by President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has spiked sales of a drug that protects against radiation poisoning.

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Grass-roots network of doctors delivers supplies to Puerto Rico

Grass-roots network of doctors delivers supplies to Puerto Rico

Across the United States mainland, an agile, jury-rigged network of doctors has scrambled to deliver aid to their counterparts in Puerto Rico, often reaching clinics before federal assistance arrived. They draw on a sense of solidarity in the medical community, connections formed through the hurricanes in Houston and Florida — and the use of private jets belonging to corporations, sports teams and individual donors.

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

The situation in Puerto Rico’s health system is far more vulnerable than those in Texas or Florida, which also weathered hurricanes this fall — medically, economically and politically. A month after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, only about half of the final official fatalities had been tallied.

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More