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Health and Disease
May 20, 2016
When Religious Exemptions Are a Menace to Public Health
The Zika virus shows just how dangerous it is to let religious authority determine public policy.
Patricia J. Williams
May 19, 2016
Interview With Rio’s Dr. Rodrigo Brindeiro on Controlling Zika and the Olympics
A leading doctor makes it clear: You don’t control Zika by canceling the Olympics. You do it by controlling the mosquito.
May 18, 2016
Memo to House Republicans: Zika Is Not a Game
The White House might not have to beg for so much emergency funding if America’s public-health infrastructure hadn't already been starved by budget cuts.
May 18, 2016
Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them
The recent ouster of
Dilma Rousseff is more bad news for those concerned about the spread of the Zika virus—and the Brazilian people.
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.
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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.
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.