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End Game

End Game

After malaria transmission drops precipitously, epidemiologist William Moss asks, What next?

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A Running Start

A Running Start

The Back on My Feet running club is remaking lives one early morning jog at a time.

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Home Safe Home

Home, Safe Home

Can the risk for childhood injuries be reduced with a checklist that looks at hazards in the home?

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The Mystery of Vif

The Mystery of Vif

Scientist Xiao-Fang Yu’s latest discovery probes a weakness in HIV: a “bodyguard” molecule called Vif.

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Thinking Big

Thinking Big

Because the obesity problem is so complicated, there’s plenty of room for innovative solutions, says researcher Sara Bleich.

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Better Access, Better Lives

Better Access, Better Lives

Only one in five African women reports using contraception, but things are improving. Here’s how.

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A Global Call for Mental Help

A Global Call for Mental Help

Judy Bass and her colleagues are calling for a UN General Assembly on global mental health issues.

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Cut the Cord Cleanly

Cut the Cord Cleanly

Using a common antiseptic called chlorhexidine can decrease newborn mortality by 20 percent in some developing countries.

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Blowin’ in the Wind

Blowin’ in the Wind

Professor David Smith wants to understand the “search algorithm” that guides mosquitoes from birth to bite.

Recognizing Humanity

Recognizing Humanity

Actor and refugee advocate Sam Waterston received the Goodermote Humanitarian Award on May 9.

The Book on Saving the World

The Book on Saving the World

The late Carl Taylor, his son Daniel and grandson Jesse Oak recently published Empowerment on an Unstable Planet.

Fighting for Docs in War Zones

Fighting for Docs in War Zones

Leonard Rubenstein seeks global support for health workers whose neutrality is egregiously and persistently violated.

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Running to a New Life

Running to a New Life

The Back on My Feet organization helps homeless people build confidence and a better future through exercise.

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