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Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)
Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 6:30 AM
With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's...
U.S. Chamber of Commerce fights anti-smoking laws worldwide. So what?
Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 6:30 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it turns out, actively campaigns against anti-tobacco laws in countries around the world. The New York Times...
Without regulation, e-cigarette liquid is used for . . . eye drops
Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 6:30 AM
Here’s a quick quiz: what do the following have in common?: Pink Bubble Gum, Peanut Butter Cup, Strawberry Shortcake, Gummi Bear, Mountain...
Physicians, the First Amendment, and the NRA
Fri, Mar 14, 2014, 6:30 AM
Gun control in the United States is among the most polarizing issues we face. Strong feelings prevail, with few areas of agreement on either...
Why are our kids still dying in car crashes?
Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 6:30 AM
People who work in public health often see the glass as half empty. Troubling health reports remind us where public health strategies have failed...
The AMA says obesity is a disease. Is that healthy?
Tue, Jul 16, 2013, 6:30 AM
At its recent annual meeting, American Medical Association (AMA) delegates rejected the advice of their own Committee on Science and Public...
Join us for the Philadelphia Science Festival
Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 6:30 AM
In just a few weeks, the City of Brotherly Love will welcome the third annual Philadelphia Science Festival — a 10-day-long, citywide...
Did the food industry buy your kid?
Tue, Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 AM
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...
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