In a paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics by Alberto Giubilini et al., a two-part solution is put forth; tax the meat that is made less expensive by the overuse of antibiotics and use the money to transition to a system where that overuse is not required.

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Last month U.S. regulators said Truvada, a pill that helps prevent infection with HIV, is safe for use by adolescents.

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Gawande, 52, was purposely vague about his new job — which he will add to his long list of activities, including teaching at Harvard and operating on patients at a university-affiliated hospital in Boston, writing for The New Yorker and serving as chairman of Ariadne Labs.

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Hilary A. Marusak writes: I’m a neuroscientist who studies the adverse effects of painful experiences in children, and we are finding that kids may be able to change the wiring of pain systems in the brain – without medications.

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Genetic testing offers a potential solution to the crisis, but logistics and privacy concerns pose major challenges. Featuring comments from our Debra Mathews, PhD, MA.

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Advocates say a growing number of American children are dropping out of Medicaid and other government programs because their parents are not citizens.

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From the editors: Universities teach and research, but what impact do they – and should they – have on their local communities?

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Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.

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