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Dr. Lukas Wartman, a physician and researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, puts in eyedrops as he works from home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in St. Louis. Wartman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2003 during his last year of medical school. His recovery has been complicated by graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) from stem cell transplants, where the donor's immune system attacks the recipient's body because it sees it as foreign. Photo: Whitney Curtis

Surviving the Cure

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—A few months before completing medical school in 2003, Lukas Wartman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that’s particularly…

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An estimated 71 million people are living with the hepatitis C virus, not 130 million to 150 million, as previously believed. Ramon Andrade/Science Source

New report halves the number of people infected with hepatitis C worldwide

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report chops the estimated number of people around the world living with the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus (HCV) in…

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Bill Steiger in January spoke at an event that offered the Trump administration advice about how to prepare for the next pandemic. Georgetown University

Trump recruits controversial Bush-era global health official

William “Bill” Steiger, a global health official under former President George W. Bush who crossed swords with many scientists, is now advising President Donald Trump.…

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