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Using disease models to identify the conditions under which violence spreads.
Increasing the number of health centers and professionals—nurses and school psychologists in particular—can greatly improve child health, as well as academic performance.
How understanding our interactions with animals could prevent the next global pandemic.
Our lopsided picture of the brain.
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The long-term population health effects of sex-selective abortion.
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By Abdul El-Sayed Published October 30th, 2012 In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, it would be all too easy to blame some of its victims for refusing to heed mandatory evacuation orders. Twenty-six people are dead along the storm’s path, and nearly 100 homes are destroyed. New York’s iconic subway system is under water,…
By Josh Brooks Published November 5, 2012 Imagine your run-of-the-mill nursing home—a brick building with individual rooms for each of the elderly residents many of whom have chronic conditions, periodic infections, and the need for continued care. Now, pack two or more of those residents in each room, put bars on the doorway, wrap a…