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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.
Researchers tally the physical and financial costs of opioid painkillers' side effects

More than 10% of hospitalized patients who took one or more opioid painkillers experienced a side effect tied to the drug, and fully 93% of these patients suffered at least one episode that was deemed moderate or severe, according to a new study.

The death rate from cancer is falling for American men, women and children of all backgrounds

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women, and children in the United States among all major racial and ethnic groups.

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