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How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health

How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health

Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute to such ...

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The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

As a pediatrician-scientist who develops new vaccines for neglected diseases, I spent most of my career in the Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor. While working in the ...

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Neuroscientists identify a surprising low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens

Neuroscientists identify a surprising low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens

Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to do to ...

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Move more, sit less – great advice, but how can we make time for exercise?

Move more, sit less – great advice, but how can we make time for exercise?

It’s that time again. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released a new edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. That sound you hear ...

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Social consequences of mass gun violence

Social consequences of mass gun violence

Mass shootings seem to have become a sad new normal in the American life. They happen too often, and in very unexpected places. Concerts, movie theaters, places of ...

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On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end, lessons on life in health care’s trenches

On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end, lessons on life in health care’s trenches

It is common these days to hear physicians, nurses and other health professionals refer to their daily work as “life in the trenches.” The phrase usually contrasts the ...

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Could a self-powered glucose-monitoring device be the answer diabetics need?

Could a self-powered glucose-monitoring device be the answer diabetics need?

Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., with about 30.3 million adults having the disease. One in 4 adults does not even know he or she has diabetes. ...

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How a self-powered glucose-monitoring device could help people with diabetes

How a self-powered glucose-monitoring device could help people with diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., with about 30.3 million adults having the disease. One in 4 adults does not even know he or she has diabetes. ...

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What’s next for health care?

What’s next for health care?

Ever since the legislative battle over the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care has dominated the political landscape in the United States. First, the bruising ...

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Sorting through the science to see what’s sound

Sorting through the science to see what’s sound

As his helmet collided violently with his opponent’s shoulder, Luke Kuechly looked like a life-size bobblehead doll. In an instant, the Carolina Panthers star linebacker ...

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