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Mending Wounded Minds
In developing countries, three-quarters of people with mental disorders receive no treatment. Researchers at the Applied Mental Health Research team at the Bloomberg School say it is possible to deliver inexpensive, effective, science-based care. More
Special Flu Report
The new H1N1 influenza virus that emerged in Mexico in April 2009 ignited outbreaks as far away as the U.K. and Japan. Though not as virulent or as lethal as first suspected, the quick-mutating influenza virus should never be underestimated. More
A More Perfect Union
If public health is science painted with broad brush strokes, basic science is pointillism, the art of connecting infinitesimal dots. But in a public health setting, the endgame for these bedfellows is the same: large-scale prevention of disease. More
Proof?
135 university presidents and chancellors have opened a debate on the U.S. drinking age. Should it be lowered? Bloomberg School researchers argue that decades of data make the answer gin-clear: No. More
Keeping Howard Healthy
Can an experimental program influence the nation’s health care reform agenda? The innovative Healthy Howard plan provides primary care, specialty services, prescription drugs and health coaches for Howard County, Md., residents. More
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Homing in on Asthma

Homing in on Asthma

Researchers want to know why asthma seems to especially target inner-city children. Could indoor pollution—caused by tobacco smoke, mice, cockroaches, gas stoves and pets—be a reason?

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Public Health in Abu Dhabi

Public Health in Abu Dhabi

HAAD is moving quickly to build a public health infrastructure to tackle the chronic disease problems, manage the health care system and handle other critical issues.

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Virginity Pledges

Virginity Pledges: Protection or Not?

The notion of fresh-faced teens pledging chastity until marriage through abstinence-promoting programs may be comforting to many adults. But it may be false comfort, according to a recent study.

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A World of Hurt

A World of Hurt

Unsafe stoves, uncovered wells, and kerosene stored in soda bottles—these and other risks exact a horrific toll on children in developing countries. What's the best way to prevent injuries?

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Meet H1N1

Meet H1N1

Virologist Andrew Pekosz provides an intro to the H1N1 virus, what makes it dangerous, and what those H's and N?s are all about.

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Open Mike
We have to view the latest H1N1 pandemic as a warning.

Editor's Note
A campaign to remember.

Letters to the Editor
Guns, guns, guns and the letters they provoke; remembering George Comstock; and a message from Nigeria.

Accolades
Simple tips on newborn care save lives in Bangladesh and earn a Lancet Paper of the Year Award; plus other faculty an student honors.

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Small Changes, Big Impact
A member of the Swiss Senate, alumnus Felix Gutzwiller, straddles the worlds of politics and public health.

Alumni Notes
Who's working in Senegal, the White House, Finland or Guatemala?

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