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Health and Disease
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Letters From the August 15-22, 2016, Issue
Suffering in private… An ounce of prevention… Pulsing with love…
Seth Freed Wessler
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Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat
How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.
July 26, 2016
Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics
The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.
July 20, 2016
A New Study Adds Fuel to Calls for a Fracking Ban
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, researchers found that people living near fracking activity face a “significantly higher
” risk of asthma attacks.
July 13, 2016
Diapers, and Welfare Policy, Need Changing in Washington
Helping low-income families address one of the messiest aspects of early childhood is Congress’s duty.
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June 20, 2016
The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance
What do people do when they can’t afford end-of-life care?
June 17, 2016
‘It’s Like Responding to a Battlefield in a Civilian Community’: Medical Professionals Declare Gun Violence a Crisis
Doctors have an intimate view of the uptick in mass shootings.
June 16, 2016
From Zika to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: Welcome to the New Age of Contagions
Today’s deadly new pathogens aren’t just a scientific challenge, they’re a political one.
June 15, 2016
Federal Officials Ignored Years of Internal Warnings About Deaths at Private Prisons
Twenty thousand pages of previously unreleased documents reveal constant alarm from investigators—and disregard from leadership.
Seth Freed Wessler
June 8, 2016
Dry Taps and Lagoons of Sewage: What America’s Water Crisis Looks Like
A new report finds that safe water and sanitation are increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans.