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How mindfulness went mainstream

How a fight over data made South Dakota’s bad syphilis outbreak worse

A new approach to measuring what’s going on in our minds

Chatbot therapy is risky. It’s also not useless.

The weird, bad history of tampon testing

Bird flu is surging again on poultry farms. The US is normalizing the cruelest mass killing method to stop it.

What is misoprostol? Crucial questions about the other abortion drug.

Tuberculosis kills more people than malaria or HIV. Why haven’t we found a vaccine?

Resilience is invaluable in tough times. Here’s how to build it.

US life expectancy no longer catastrophic, now merely bad

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Scott O’Neill hopes to go out of business with his disease-fighting program

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Ashley Muteti transformed her loss into social change in Kenya

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Nikki Teran wants to stop the next pandemic

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Varsha Venugopal and Fiona Conlon are using gossip to save lives

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Robin Carhart-Harris studies psychedelics to understand the mind

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Seye Abimbola hopes to amplify marginalized voices in the global health space

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Ticora Jones has supercharged global development research

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Gul Dolen wants to harness psychedelics for healing

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Moitshepi Matsheng and Noam Angrist are working to reduce HIV transmission in Botswana

I give 10 percent of my income to charity. You should, too.

The US doesn’t have universal health care — but these states (almost) do

Many Americans with dementia can’t get the hospice care they need

How to talk to a loved one about their health

Why are so few people getting the latest Covid-19 vaccine?

Psychedelics can have enormous benefits, but the risks shouldn’t be ignored

It’s getting increasingly dangerous to be a newborn in the US

The world’s largest child displacement crisis is in Sudan

Hollywood is missing the big picture on the opioid crisis

Patients don’t know how to navigate the US health system — and it’s costing them

The death toll from Gaza, explained

I’m getting malaria to help eradicate it (and you can too)

The mental health crisis among doctors is a problem for patients

The RSV shot shortage isn’t just a supply problem

Baby boomers are aging. Their kids aren’t ready.

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Who thought flexible spending accounts were a good idea?

Nearly 2 million kids have been kicked off Medicaid this year

Why you’ve never heard of this common eating disorder behavior — and why that’s a problem

Real mindfulness would transform the economy

What could cause a malaria comeback in the US — and what could stop it

The lifesaving, Nobel Prize-winning discovery that almost didn’t happen

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