Betsy McKay

Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal. I write about public health issues. Please send tips to betsy.mckay@wsj.com.

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This Common Flu Virus Is a Growing Threat
February, 14 2019
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Trump Administration to Target Hotspots to End U.S. HIV Epidemic
February, 6 2019
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Takeda’s Dengue Vaccine Works Safely, Company Says
January, 29 2019
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電子たばこ、若者が陥る「出口なき」ニコチン依存
December, 19 2018
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Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts With Few Treatment Options
December, 18 2018
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縮む米国人の平均寿命、薬物依存も一因
November, 29 2018
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U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Further
November, 29 2018
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Youth Use of E-Cigarettes Jumped 78%, Government Study Shows
November, 15 2018
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New Guidelines for Treating High Cholesterol Take a Personal Approach
November, 10 2018
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Juul to Stop Sales of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes in Retail Stores
November, 9 2018
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WHO Calls for More Resources to Fight Ebola Outbreak
October, 17 2018
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Cases of Rare Neurological Condition Rise in U.S.
October, 16 2018
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Youth Vaping Has Soared in 2018, New Data Show
September, 21 2018
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Cocaine, Meth, Opioids All Fuel Rise in Drug-Overdose Deaths
September, 20 2018
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Extreme Poverty Concentrates in Sub-Saharan Africa
September, 18 2018
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Sick Emirates Passengers Test Positive For Common Viruses
September, 6 2018
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Zika’s Long-Term Toll Is Heavy for Children
August, 7 2018
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Vaping Doesn’t Often Help Smokers Quit, New Study Finds
July, 9 2018
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In Vermont, Pure Outrage Over Pure Syrup
June, 26 2018
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New CDC Director Targets Opioids, Suicide and Pandemics
June, 25 2018
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Prophylactic Antibiotic Use Could Reduce Childhood Death Rate
April, 25 2018
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New CDC Chief Resigned From Four Entities to Comply With Ethics Rules
April, 17 2018
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How Death Strikes Around the U.S.
April, 10 2018
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Ebola Funds Pledged for Recovery Are Slow to Come
March, 20 2018
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Slowdown in HIV/AIDS Progress Puts Focus on Young Women
March, 16 2018
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Common ‘Superbug’ Found to Disguise Resistance to Potent Antibiotic
March, 6 2018
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Flu Epidemic Appears to Have Peaked
February, 23 2018
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How the Flu Can Turn Deadly: Q&A
February, 9 2018
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The Deadly Flu No One Saw Coming
February, 9 2018
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Flu Epidemic Shows Few Signs of Easing
February, 2 2018
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Ice Dancing Has a Problem: Not Enough Men
February, 2 2018
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CDC Director Quits After Report She Bought Tobacco Stocks
February, 1 2018
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IQOS Cigarette Alternative Suffers a Blow at FDA Panel
January, 26 2018
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Big Tobacco Has a Lot Riding on FDA’s Stance Toward IQOS, the Latest Cigarette Alternative
January, 25 2018
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Flu Season Continues to Worsen
January, 22 2018
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CDC to Scale Back Work in Dozens of Foreign Countries Amid Funding Worries
January, 19 2018
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This Flu Season Is Severe, and Far From Over
January, 12 2018
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Safety Fears Threaten Global Dengue Vaccine Effort
January, 8 2018
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Finally, a Use for That Leftover Holiday Fruitcake: Exercise Fuel
December, 28 2017
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Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure Under New Guidelines
November, 13 2017
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Genetic Mutation Made Zika Virus More Dangerous, Study Says
September, 28 2017
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Puerto Rico Rushes to Patch Up Health-Care System Ravaged by Hurricane Maria
September, 27 2017
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Former CDC Director Frieden Takes Aim at Heart Disease, Epidemics
September, 12 2017
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The Quest to Modernize Snakebite Medicine
August, 25 2017
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Rural America’s Childbirth Crisis: The Fight to Save Whitney Brown
August, 11 2017
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New CDC Chief Lays Out Priorities as Agency Faces Cuts
July, 16 2017
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Georgia Health Commissioner Named Head of the CDC
July, 7 2017
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Opioid Prescription Rate in U.S. Declines, But CDC Says It Remains Elevated
July, 6 2017
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次のパンデミック、感染源はコウモリか
June, 22 2017
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Predicting the Next Pandemic
June, 21 2017
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Betsy McKay is a writer who has produced content for online.wsj.com, wsj.com, and jp.wsj.com
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