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The Other Part of Global Health

November 11, 2010

The past few decades have brought astounding progress in fighting the scourge of infectious disease in developing countries. It’s remarkable to think that a disease such as smallpox, which killed 50 million people a year only 50 years ago, has [Read more]

Urban Crime and the Waistline

October 14, 2010

It’s well established that environment can influence a person’s weight as much as their genes or their behavior. For people growing up in inner city environments where fast food restaurants and liquor stores far outnumber grocery stores [Read more]

Should Kidneys Be for Sale?

June 3, 2010

Please welcome Ankur Thakkar, who works in our Publications Department, with this fine post on the controversy over paid compensation for organ donation. The economic crisis over the last three years caused many Americans to change their lifestyles [Read more]