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By 2030, Nicotiana tabacum will kill more people than any other cause, experts predict. Jonathan Samet and the Institute for Global Tobacco Control are using science and education to slow this raging epidemic.
By Brian W. Simpson
Cover art by Terry Miura
Race to Health
From infant mortality to life expectancy, African- American health—and health care—fails to equal that of whites. A new center seeks solutions to America’s continuing health disparities.
By Martha Thomas
|Off the Scale|
Two in three Americans are overweight. The plethora of fad diets available over the years obviously hasn’t helped. What’s needed, School researchers say, is an environmental change.
By Melissa Hendricks
The first step toward global security must be to ensure basic health for all people.
Congrats on asthma breakthrough; remembering the Ubiquiteers; etc.
Beyond the Headlines
A new magazine section delivers science-based insight on controversial health issues. First topic: mammograms.
New clues to reversing lead’s damage; loss of the space shuttle; surveying Iraqi health care; and other news.
As cholera raced through refugee camps in 1971, scientists gambled on a simple oral solution.
One of the most powerful people in health care; a scientific memoir of pollution; and other profiles.
The problem with personalized public health.