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Drug War and Drug Policy
Health and Disease
April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.
March 24, 2016
How Do You Decide to Have a Baby When Climate Change Is Remaking Life on Earth?
Any child born now could, by midlife, see massive storms inundate coastal cities and the Great Plains turn to dust. Could I have one, knowing I might not be able to keep her safe?
March 11, 2016
The Pediatrician Who Helped Uncover the Dangers of Lead Has Some Advice for Flint
Dr. Philip Landrigan says we should not give up on the Michigan city's poisoned kids. We should give them support, resources, and early intervention services as soon as possible.
February 25, 2016
HIV Mystery: Solved?
A remarkable new therapy could finally stop the virus’s spread in the US. But first, it’s gotta work for the people most at risk.
February 23, 2016
A New Study Suggests Even the Toughest Pesticide Regulations Aren’t Nearly Tough Enough
As in most states, regulators in California measure the effect of only one pesticide at a time. But farmers often use several pesticides together—and that’s a big, toxic problem.
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February 22, 2016
How Planned Parenthood Foes Are Thwarting Research Into Alzheimer’s, Ebola, and More
New legislation threatens fetal-tissue research that could save lives.
February 18, 2016
Why Are Poor Americans Dying So Much Earlier Than Rich Americans?
A study finds widening gaps in longevity between people at the far ends of the economic ladder. That means high earners are reaping more and more of the benefits of Social Security.
February 12, 2016
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders.
February 9, 2016
How Many Flints Are There?
In a country where 500,000 children have substantial amounts of lead in their bodies, Flint is no anomaly.
February 3, 2016
Flint and Gaza: Water Crises of Colonialism
In both places, local people have been deprived of autonomy, and they face a severe public health crisis as a result.