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This World AIDS Day we were greeted by new, more accurate data from the World Health Organization (WHO) confirming the astonishing scope of the global epidemic: Some 40 million are now infected,

The Medicare "reform" legislation just passed by Congress sends the program on a path to destruction.

Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.

The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and
the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the
thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to

US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your
life.

Come June 4, Ed Rosenthal will be back in US District Court in San
Francisco, to hear what sentence Judge Charles Breyer has decided to
impose.

Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.

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The New York Times columnist, and his wife, raise the wrong issues in their columns on Lisa Adams.

January 13, 2014

As the disparity between rich and poor has grown, so have gaps in life expectancy between counties, towns, and even neighborhoods. 

November 20, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.

August 7, 2012

Dr. Chisale Mhango wanted to present research on the harm illegal abortion does to Malawian women. USAID decided that ran afoul of the Helms Amendment.

March 11, 2011

How is it that one of the most incredibly important and far-reaching new health policies of the twenty-first century went into effect this past week, and you probably haven’t heard of it?

January 21, 2011