Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals

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At the same time that so many are underserved, many more are overserved. This is a hard concept for many Americans to wrap their minds around, the notion that they might be “overtreated.” It’s against this backdrop that I spoke with Shannon Brownlee at Berkeley Uncharted, the annual ideas festival

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Researchers aren’t certain it is possible — or safe — to boost blood levels of ivermectin high enough to wipe out generations of mosquitoes during the biting season, which can last for months. Scientists at the medical school of the University of Barcelona have come up with a novel alternative: Use livestock

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A study published Tuesday by researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that 59 percent of adults used a prescription drug in a 30-day period. That’s up from just 50 percent when the survey was last conducted a decade earlier

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The U.S. Army has kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for “misconduct,” after they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and were diagnosed with mental health disorders and traumatic brain injuries. That means many of those soldiers are not receiving the crucial treatment or retirement and health care benefits they would have received with an honorable discharge

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A recent report by the federal government shows that, after years of decline, the number of children in foster care is going up again. Roughly 265,000 kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008

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Ever wondered how a few companies — namely Coca-Cola and PepsiCo — created multibillion-dollar empires marketing flavored sugar water? Nutrition scholar Marion Nestle, one of the most dogged chroniclers of the U.S. food industry and its politics, did. She was intrigued by the power of Big Soda and how it’s responding to flat sales in the US

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Approaching Zero

October 27, 2015

The West African Ebola outbreak is finally starting to approach manageable levels, after nearly 18 excruciating months and over 11,000 lost lives. Here’s what the current situation on the ground looks like and how the battle against Ebola finally might be won

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