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Health and Disease
August 25, 2016
The United States Has an Emergency Fund for Natural Disasters. Why Not for Pandemics?
Zika is spreading in Florida, and Congress still hasn’t released money for a response.
August 23, 2016
It’s Time for the UN to Compensate Haitians for Its Cholera Disaster
Accountability should be seen as a strength, not a liability, at an organization committed to human rights.
Muneer I. Ahmad
Alice M. Miller
August 19, 2016
Do the Olympics Actually Make the World Less Healthy?
The Olympics bill themselves as celebrations of physical fitness, but often leave sickness and compromised health systems in their wake.
July 28, 2016
Letters From the August 15-22, 2016, Issue
Suffering in private… An ounce of prevention… Pulsing with love…
Seth Freed Wessler
July 28, 2016
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.
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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.
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.