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Wounded soldiers returning from Iraq are increasingly being wrongly diagnosed by the military, which prevents them from collecting benefits.

A medical breakthrough has provoked opposition from conservatives, consumer advocates and antivaccine groups.

The shoddy construction of FEMA's trailers has led to an epidemic of respiratory illness among Katrina refugees.

A new biography of Timothy Leary reveals the mixed-up sociopath behind the "turn on, tune in, drop out" mantra.

The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird
flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial
global health programs at risk.

Tina Rosenberg is wrong to argue in the New York Times that
environmentalists who fought to limit the use of DDT have contributed
to the worldwide spread of malaria.

Large factory farms, not migratory birds, are now seen as breeding
grounds for the avian flu virus. Donald Rumsfeld is getting rich off
his investment in Tamiflu. Can this pandemic get any crazier?

Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Kellogg and Viacom for using cartoon characters to brainwash kids into consuming mass amounts of junk food.

The toxic food industry is fueling a preventable epidemic of diabetes. Most
vulnerable are poor children, barraged with ads urging them
to eat the sugar and grease-laden food that will eventually kill them.

Blogs

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report to talk about the passing of the trailblazing ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott.

January 5, 2015

When I was at my lowest, Stuart Scott’s words reframed cancer for me in an indelible manner.

January 5, 2015

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014