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U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

The lawsuit pits a federal prosecutor's stance on safe injection sites against those of Philadelphia's mayor, district attorney and a former Pennsylvania governor. The U.S. attorney believes supporters should try to change the laws, not break them.

Data Points: Tracking the flu

Data Points: Tracking the flu

Flu activity generally occurs from October through May, with activity peaking most often in February. Here's how the 2018-19 season is shaping up.

Data Points: CHIP continues to grow, in enrollment and spending

Data Points: CHIP continues to grow, in enrollment and spending

Since it was enacted in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program has been largely hailed as a success and enjoyed support from both sides of the political aisle. While it got caught up in partisan bickering in late 2017, CHIP was ultimately reauthorized through 2023.

CDC: Flu season to be milder than last year

CDC: Flu season to be milder than last year

Approximately 84,000 people have been hospitalized so far this flu season, which experts say points to signs of a milder season compared to last year that saw more than 80,000 deaths.

Scientists seek ways to finally take a real measure of pain

Scientists seek ways to finally take a real measure of pain

The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director has called a "pain-o-meter." Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal isn't just to signal how much pain someone's in. It's also to determine what kind it is and what drug might be the most effective.

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