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Guns & Suicide: The Hidden Toll

[ Spring 2013 ] Special Report by Madeline Drexler, Editor, Harvard Public Health There’s a gas station maybe a five-minute drive away from us, and the…

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Q&A: The science of irrationality

[ Spring 2013 ] Why we act against our own best interests Human beings act irrationally. This long-established observation, corroborated now by the burgeoning field of…

Infographic: Global burden of disease

[ Spring 2013 ] Our work is working… The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global…

Panji Hadisoemarto, SD '14, Paci Family Fellow

A man with a plan

[ Spring 2013 ] “Do I look like a man with a plan?” The slender young man with the radiant smile is mimicking a line from…

Ellie Starr

Philanthropy & Innovation

[ Spring 2013 ] Prevention and early diagnosis are among the best ways to reduce costs and ease human suffering. A great example of how philanthropy…

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Our bugs, ourselves

[ Spring 2013 ] Microbes in and on our bodies outnumber human cells 10 to 1—and may determine how we get sick and stay…