Ben Franklin’s Treatise on Wind

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Benjamin Franklin was a man for the ages. His story is a familiar one. Born in Boston in 1706. The youngest of 17 children. Moved to Philadelphia... Read more

Healthy NewsWorks: News that's good for kids!

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In the late 1990s and early 2000s journalists played a critical role in increasing public awareness of the obesity epidemic and related conditions... Read more

Grilling tip: Watch for wire brush bristles in your hot dog

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With the Fourth of July come fireworks, crowds on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and The Public’s Health's annual post about the dangers... Read more

Expanding access to healthy food via Philadelphia farmers’ markets

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Farmers’ Market season has arrived in Philadelphia, which means that year-round markets like Clark Park are bustling with new energy and... Read more

Antibiotic resistance: A global threat

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The World Health Organization last month released a detailed report warning about antimicrobial resistance as a global trend. Even the press... Read more

Book Review: Microbes that have gone missing

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Just in case you were looking to add one more item to your list of Ways Humanity Threatens Itself, you’ll want to dive right into Martin... Read more

Ethicist Bernard Rollin: 'This Ain't Agriculture: How Industrial Agriculture Hurts Animals and the Public's Health'

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There are few issues in the public sector today that affect us all in the way that industrial animal agriculture does. We all eat, and almost... Read more

Still can't lose weight? There's always the tapeworm diet

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Ahhh, the quest for the perfect weight loss diet—the one that lets you eat and shed pounds. With so many Americans obese or overweight... Read more