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In 2012, Glenn Chin headed a drug manufacturing operation in Massachusetts that caused a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to eight years in prison. (Reuters)
Wired reports on a startup that aims to do for clinical trials what “Kayak and Orbitz and Priceline did for travel.”
The public seems to be waking up to the danger of anti-vaxxers, says The Boston Globe.
A Polish-born doctor in Michigan was arrested by immigration agents — not for entering the country illegally, but for two misdemeanor offenses from 25 years ago, when he was in high school. (WBNS-10TV)
Do standing desks help people lose weight? The answer may frustrate you. (Bloomberg)
In the wake of the Larry Nassar trial and conviction, it’s important to remember that pelvic massage is sometimes a legitimate therapy. (The New York Times)
Naughty piercings are a no-go for Welsh teens due to health worries. (The Guardian)
Zika is grabbing headlines, but other mosquito-borne viruses cause birth defects, too. (STAT News)
First it was Kermit, now it’s Williamson — small towns in southern West Virginia where tens of millions of opioid pills were shipped. (The Washington Post)
Why do DNA mutations occur? Researchers at Duke University think they discovered the reason. (ScienceDaily)
Stop smoking weed, mom. Doctors advise against pregnant women consuming marijuana. (Kaiser Health News)
Vox explains what could happen and why everyone is “freaking out” about the Amazon/JPMorgan Chase/Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture.
Among adults with mental illness, white people were significantly more likely to lack the money for healthcare or suffer delays in care than any other race, according to a Mount Sinai study.
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