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Johns Hopkins Sued for $1 Billion Over Deliberate STD Infection Scheme

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s in which subjects—including orphans, other children and mental patients, according to plaintiffs—were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent.

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Bad Luck—Not Bad Genes—the Cause of Most Cancers

Two-thirds of all cancers diagnosed in adults are caused by random mutation during the ordinary process of stem cell division, while the rest are down to genetic inheritance and lifestyle, researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found.

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Johns Hopkins Suspends Black Lung Program Over ‘National Disgrace’

A series of investigative journalism reports uncovers evidence of a medical system corrupted by the power of a single doctor, whose apparently willful misdiagnoses have denied disability benefits to hundreds of ailing coal miners over more than a dozen years.

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Farm Animals Hog 80 Percent of U.S. Antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant superbugs, so it’s cause for concern to the folks at Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future that the vast majority of bug-killing drugs aren’t even consumed by sick humans.

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