Harvard Public Health: Spring 2013
In this issue
Guns & Suicide: The Hidden Toll
In the U.S., nearly twice as many people kill themselves with a firearm each year as are murdered by one. How can public health help?
Also in this issue
Dean’s message: Health and headlines
Every day, public health rings loud and clear in the news.
Quick updates about public health news from the Spring 2013 issue of Harvard Public Health.
Off the cuff: The turning point in the AIDS epidemic
Ten years ago, President George W. Bush launched a $15 billion international program to fight AIDS—the largest public health initiative in history dedicated to a single disease.
Q&A: The science of irrationality
Why we act against our own best interests.
Global burden of disease: Good news and bad news
A man with a plan
Stricken twice by dengue fever, Panji Hadisoemarto, SD ’14, says that preventing the disease is personal.
Our bugs, ourselves
Our bodies’ infectious organisms, which outnumber human cells 10 to 1, may hold surprising clues to disease.
Globalization’s permanent underclass
The medieval system of bonded labor traps millions of workers worldwide for life, even today.
Dr. Ruiz goes to Washington
From California’s impoverished Coachella Valley to HSPH to Capitol Hill, Raul Ruiz pursues a public health mission.
- Millennium gift will redefine ranks of pharmacoepidemiologists
- Tallying the true costs of controversial energy sources
- Goldman Sachs supports efforts to reduce and prevent breast cancer in China
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