Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  1. When Populism Can Kill

    Domna Michailidou, ET AL

    When Populism Can Kill

    &  warn that hostility toward experts is undermining vaccination and causing avoidable outbreaks.

    Polio vaccination Pacific Press/Getty Images
    By validating unfounded fears about vaccines, Italy's opposition Five Star Movement and Greece's Syriza-led government risk exposing children and other vulnerable members of society to preventable infectious diseases. When the "war on expertise" targets health-care practitioners, it has gone too far. READ MORE
  2. How to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

    Jörg Reinhardt

    How to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

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     urges public-private cooperation to stay ahead of evolving deadly pathogens.

    Fighting AMR Media for medical/Getty Images
    Drug-resistant microbes kill 700,000 people every year – more than three times the annual death toll from armed conflicts. A global challenge of this scale demands public-private collaboration, in which governments make up for market failures, and companies bring to bear their knowledge and experience. READ MORE
  3. Learning from Malaria

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Learning from Malaria

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     urges aid donors to apply more broadly the lessons of one of the best untold development stories.

    Malaria in Africa Tom Stoddart Archive/Getty Images
    It is one of the best untold stories in the annals of development: a disease that was once endemic worldwide, is being beaten back in its remaining redoubts. And it is a story that holds important lessons for how the world should confront other development challenges. READ MORE
  4. How Parasites Pull the Strings

    Robbie Rae

    How Parasites Pull the Strings

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     describes research suggesting that foreign agents control many species' behavior – including ours.

    Parasites who control mind Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
    Science fiction has long explored the terrifying possibility that we are devoid of free will, and that some unpleasant creature could control our minds. But mind control is not just a literary trope; it is also a common method by which parasites grow, reproduce, and complete their life cycles. READ MORE
  5. The Health Costs of Environmental Change

    Shaukat Aziz
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