A tumor under the microscope.
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Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
The U.S. and EU are stronger together.
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The Treaty of Rome, which eventually led to the European Union, is turning 60 at a time when many inside and outside Europe are questioning the union's value. For the U.S., much is at stake.
Many low-income girls in the U.S. don’t feel prepared for puberty.
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In developing countries, many girls feel unprepared when they go through puberty. And research indicates that low-income girls in the US may feel the same way.
When scientists stand up, do they lose standing?
In the wake of the Flint water crisis and with a new notably anti-science president, U.S. scientists are reevaluating how to navigate the tension between speaking out and a fear of losing research funding.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi acknowledges defeat in a constitutional referendum and announces he will resign on Dec. 5.
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The Italians have rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform package. Now the real struggle for Italy begins.
South Korean protesters holding candles at a demonstration calling for President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul on November 26.
After weeks of mass demonstrations and a growing threat of impeachment, President Park Geun-Hye has said she is willing to resign before her term ends in February 2018.
Drought, which affects food production, will become more common as the Earth heats up, which can cause deaths and destabilize societies.
Many thousands, perhaps millions, of lives depend on the direction of Trump's climate policies.
Like the essential medicines list which sets out the drugs each country should have at affordable prices, an essential diagnostics list would detail diagnostic tests for those who need them.
Targeted interventions can help reduce levels of violence against women.
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Women already face high levels of violence in Haiti. But natural disasters can provide a good opportunity to intervene.
Should a future parent consider the impact more people will have on the Earth?
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A philosopher of 'procreation ethics' at the center of a controversy over having kids explains why we can't ignore the population question in an era of climate change.
Health studies in Pennsylvania show links between some health problems and local fracking activity.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
One person’s ethics is another person’s self-indulgence.
A moral philosopher considers whether you should vote out of fear.
Some adults and many children report a fear of needles.
As more vaccines have been developed, the challenge of delivering them with minimal pain and number of visits to the doctor has increased. Needle-free vaccinations might help.
Des végétaux séchés, ingrédients de base de la pharmacopée chinoise.
La science médicale chinoise a près de 2 000 ans d’histoire. Elle vient d’être récompensée par un Nobel de médecine à travers la figure fascinante de la chercheuse Youyou Tu.
Never before has a Nobel gone to an expert in traditional Chinese medicine.
The first Chinese Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work based on traditional Chinese medicine. Will traditional medical knowledge now share the spotlight with evidence-based medicine?
The aim of the sole sustainable development goal on health is to improve health and well-being.
Despite the criticism, the sustainable development goal for health presents an opportunity to approach health holistically.
Un nettoyeur passe devant une affiche promotionnelle lors d'une réunion de la Banque africaine de développement à Shanghai.
Pourquoi les Chinois investissent-ils en Afrique? Par volonté néo-colonialiste ? Pour surexploiter les ressources ? Une étude montre que la stratégie chinoise est plus complexe que cela.
Where do you live?
Understanding genetics isn't enough to solve our health problems – we need to look at where people live, too.
A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark.
Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.
History shows how scientists and the public tried to understand hereditary cancer risk well before we had the technology to discover mutations and test for genetic disorders.