Why there is no Ebola vaccine

Oct 1, 2014
The simple reality is that drug manufacturers want to make money.

Goodbye, handshake. Hello, fist bump!

Sep 11, 2014
Forget sneezing into your elbow.

Twitter bot helps Chicago find dirty restaurants

Aug 28, 2014
Most food poisoning isn't reported, so health officials are turning to the web.

Tracking Ebola through online data

Aug 12, 2014
How an online data collection program has changed the way we track disease.

Does Bloomberg's stair advocacy make business sense?

Jul 30, 2013
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

What's the right price for legal pot?

Jun 24, 2013
Washington State tries to balance public health, tax revenues and driving the black market out of business as it licenses retailers to sell recreational marijuana.

Could apartments become the next no-smoking zone?

Nov 15, 2012
If the folks behind the Great American Smokeout have their way, the latest frontier in the “no smoking” crusade could be apartment buildings.

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What we have learned from the 1995 Chicago heat wave

Jul 6, 2012
Three days of extreme heat in Chicago in 1995 caused over 700 deaths. New York University professor Eric Klinenberg talks about what we've learned from that catastrophe.

In China, concerns grow over environmental costs of Apple products

Nov 28, 2011
Apple remains tight-lipped as its Chinese suppliers reportedly pollute and break environmental laws. Activists hope that putting pressure on the big brand will impact other Chinese polluters.