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Science and Health

Science and Health news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 13, 2003

    The Supermax Solution

    The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms, Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

    Regan Good

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  • January 16, 2003

    The Right Not to Be in Pain

    Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are millions like her. Patricia C.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • January 9, 2003

    The Right Drug Rx

    With a doctor in charge of the Senate, compassionate conservatism is well positioned to run roughshod over the issue that traditionally worked well for Democrats--healthcare.

    Merrill Goozner

  • December 18, 2002

    Healthcare for All–Now

    If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

    David Corn

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  • December 12, 2002

    Beyond the AIDS Quilt

    Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.

    Richard Kim

  • December 12, 2002

    The Hungry Physician

    It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be financial planning.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • December 12, 2002

    The Three Mile Island of Biotech?

    When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

    John Nichols

  • November 26, 2002

    Hunger USA

    Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

    David Sarasohn

  • November 21, 2002

    Waiting for Bioterror

    Is our public health system ready?

    Katherine Eban