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Science and Health
Science and Health news and analysis from The Nation
February 16, 2018
Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South
Thanks to a savvy, progressive coalition, Austinites will no longer have to work through heart attacks, flus, and stomach bugs.
February 13, 2018
How Should We Talk About Donald Trump’s Brain?
The drive to pathologize Trump isn’t going away, and neither, alas, is he.
David M. Perry
February 12, 2018
The ‘Right-to-Try’ Unproven Pharmaceuticals Is a Right-Wing Scheme
Proposals to loosen the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of experimental drugs sound compassionate—but there’s little evidence they’ll help patients.
February 7, 2018
Meet Kevin de León—the Next Senator From California?
He’s challenging incumbent Dianne Feinstein on foreign policy, immigration, and the national-surveillance state.
February 5, 2018
Donald Trump Just Got Everything Wrong About the UK’s Health Care System
And Jeremy Corbyn isn’t having it.
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February 1, 2018
Forensic Science Put Jimmy Genrich in Prison for 24 Years. What if It Wasn’t Science?
A special investigation reveals a disastrous flaw affecting thousands of criminal convictions.
January 30, 2018
How the Courts Have Stymied Trump
Along with citizen activism, they have proven to be an important safeguard of constitutional liberty—but the Supreme Court has yet to weigh in.
January 30, 2018
How I Learned to Be Hungry
America’s nutrition conundrum can mean swinging between two extremes of bad eating.
January 23, 2018
With a Shutdown Surrender, Democrats Left Millions of People Behind
Community health centers that serve millions are in serious danger.
January 19, 2018
Home-Care Workers Clocking 24-Hour Shifts Are Being Paid for Only 13 Hours
A New York State rule is standing in the way of home-care workers’ earning their rightful pay, and care recipients’ getting the attention they deserve.