Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)

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With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's... Read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce fights anti-smoking laws worldwide. So what?

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it turns out, actively campaigns against anti-tobacco laws in countries around the world. The New York Times... Read more

Without regulation, e-cigarette liquid is used for . . . eye drops

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Here’s a quick quiz: what do the following have in common?: Pink Bubble Gum, Peanut Butter Cup, Strawberry Shortcake, Gummi Bear, Mountain... Read more

Physicians, the First Amendment, and the NRA

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Gun control in the United States is among the most polarizing issues we face. Strong feelings prevail, with few areas of agreement on either... Read more

Why are our kids still dying in car crashes?

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People who work in public health often see the glass as half empty. Troubling health reports remind us where public health strategies have failed... Read more

The AMA says obesity is a disease. Is that healthy?

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At its recent annual meeting, American Medical Association (AMA) delegates rejected the advice of their own Committee on Science and Public... Read more

Join us for the Philadelphia Science Festival

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In just a few weeks, the City of Brotherly Love will welcome the third annual Philadelphia Science Festival — a 10-day-long, citywide... Read more

Did the food industry buy your kid?

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In the wake of the New York State Supreme Court striking down New York City’s ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces, a surprising op-ed... Read more