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All Steamed Up

All Steamed Up

E-cigs are ubiquitous in ads and in the hands of "vapers." Are they the solution to anti-tobacco efforts or gateway gadgets?

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A Shower Cap EEG in Bhutan

A Shower Cap EEG in Bhutan

Bhutan has 10,000 people with epilepsy, one EEG and not a single neurologist. Farrah Mateen has a solution.

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Danger: Plasmodium Crossing

Danger: Plasmodium Crossing

Among the challenges in preventing malaria transmission: People move, and mosquitoes don’t recognize borders.

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Gauging Gun Risks

Gauging Gun Risks

A history of violent acts or serious substance abuse, not mental illness alone, should determine who is allowed to own a gun and who isn’t.

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Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine

Harnessing the power of music—using a science-based approach—to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Finally, the “How” of ALS

Finally, the “How” of ALS

Scientists discover how the mutation commonly found on a gene called C9ORF72 derails normal cell functions.

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An Alarming Trend in Maternal Health

We need to know why maternal death and near-death has spiked in the U.S.

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Still Waters

Still Waters

This gallery by photojournalist Kuni Takahashi illustrates key preventative measures initiated by Bloomberg Philanthropies in Bangladesh where 12,000 children drown annually.

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