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Uruguay’s vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use changes the game
This Lack of Psychiatric Care Is Madness
As the number of psychiatrists drops sharply, so do the number accepting private health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid
Diagnosing Disease With the Touch of a Button
An iPad-sized device is set to provide instant, accurate diagnostics for diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS.
An iPad-sized device is set to provide instant, accurate diagnostics for diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS
FIFA has taken heat for its decision to hold its main event in a small emirate with big money
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
No one in Congress is talking about a deal, and that has insiders thinking one’s possible
Newtown Massacre: Inside. Out
"I was able to obtain thousands of emails that lay out Adam Lanza's lifelong struggle with mental illness, starting with his awkward childhood and fear of being touched."
Russia: One Big Detroit
In Siberia, Stalin’s heavy industries are going bust, leaving a trail of anger and despair
The Hanoi Cleanse
A U.S. veterans group is moving back to Vietnam to help repair the damage, their own and a nation’s
Taking It in the Shorts
Shares of CGI Federal have been trading at record highs, and short-sellers don’t expect that to last
Doctors Without Borders (For the Rest of Us)
New technology, Obamacare and a shortage of doctors in the U.S. may make offshore medical care a necessity rather than a luxury
America’s Obesity Epidemic May Be Caused By Its Favorite Drug
The changing ecosystem within our guts, which to a large extent may be caused by overuse of antibiotics, leads to a greater potential for gaining weight.
Why Health Insurance Is a Crummy Deal
Yes, insurance is good to have, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good value for everyone
A Gut Reaction
America’s obesity epidemic may be caused by its favorite drug
The FDA Doesn’t Want You to Unzip Your Genes
The agency’s frosty warning letter to 23andMe might halt the company’s DIY genetic tests
Every Picture Tells a Story
Bidding will be fierce as rare Norman Rockwells go under the hammer
Hard to Kill: The TB Superbug
Tuberculosis, once the leading killer in the U.S. is back. And it’s nastier than ever
Tuberculosis Is Back, and Nastier Than Ever
Some 450,000 people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis last year, a variant that can’t be cured by common drugs.
Plus-Sized Women Want Yoga Chic, Too
Lululemon’s fat-hating founder provides a big opportunity for his competitors
The Killer Stalking Wall Street
For all the stock market gains, denizens of the financial industry say they are more stressed than ever – and their hearts are giving out.
The Killer Stalking Wall Street
For all the stock market gains, denizens of the financial industry say they are more stressed than ever – and their hearts are giving out
The reactors at Hanford made plutonium for the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki; today, they sit on a radioactive wasteland that whistle-blowers say is a ticking time bomb
Kentucky's Political Derby
Mitch McConnell has tied his reelection to the Affordable Care Act's failure. Too bad it's doing well in his home state
The Unnatural Death of ‘Natural’
The creative and often deceptive labeling of processed foods has activists reaching for a dictionary, and a cudgel
The Wet Cure
Science may soon be able to eliminate the hangover (but not the buzz)
Divorce, Doggy Style
Pet custody mediators train former partners not to fight in front of the puppies
What 72 Million Americans on Cholesterol Meds Could Mean For Costs
The demand for more statins could impact health care costs, but maybe not in the way you’d expect.
So Many Supplements, So Little Regulation
Recent deaths related to a popular fitness supplement suggest the FDA needs to muscle up.
Time for the FDA to Muscle Up?
Recent deaths related to a fitness supplement suggest the industry needs regulation