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In 1956, during the height of the polio epidemic in the U.S., health officials in Chicago offer polio shots at a public school. Bettmann via Getty Images

Polio vaccination rates in some areas of the US hover dangerously close to the threshold required for herd immunity – here’s why that matters

With poliovirus circulating in New York, health authorities worry that pockets of the county with low polio vaccination rates could give the virus a foothold.
A wooden effigy of a man is erected each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and later burned down. AP Photo/Ron Lewis

Burning Man highlights the primordial human need for ritual

In Nevada, people create a makeshift city toward the end of summer and later burn it down. What’s behind this event, and what makes it meaningful?
A playground bench is colorfully decorated at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, which replaced the one torn down after a gunman killed 20 first graders and six educators in 2012. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Demolishing schools after a mass shooting reflects humans’ deep-rooted desire for purification rituals

An anthropologist explains the power of purification rituals, such as bringing down a building following a tragic occurrence in it, and why they help reduce our anxieties.
School counselors like Jacquelyn Indrisano, left, can help students feel welcome and safe at school. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

School mental health resources critical to ensuring safe school environments

School violence prevention requires professionals – counselors, psychologists and social workers – who know how to create an emotionally safe environment. Those staffers are in very short supply.
Many counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs are sold online, and the bulk of them are being obtained without a prescription. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Dangerous counterfeit drugs are putting millions of US consumers at risk, according to a new study

Prescription opiods, stimulants such as those used to treat ADHD and the ingredients found in sexual dysfunction drugs like Viagra are some of the drugs that are being marketed to US consumers.
Community health workers assist patients as they gather their medications and supplements to discuss them during remote visits with pharmacists. Photo courtesy of Khmer Health Associates

Scientists at Work: How pharmacists and community health workers build trust with Cambodian genocide survivors

Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
A man identified only as Viktor shows his neighbor’s grave in Bucha, Ukraine. It was too dangerous to go to the cemetery. Jana Cavojska/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

How burying the dead keeps the living human

Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
Who gets to flourish and who doesn’t? Tony Anderson/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Psychological tips aren’t enough – policies need to address structural inequities so everyone can flourish

For people who struggle to meet their basic needs, it will take a lot more than simple psychological exercises to flourish. It will take systemic change.
Plus de la moitié du génome humain contient des séquences d’ADN répétitif dont les fonctions ne sont pas encore parfaitement comprises. Malte Mueller/fStop via Getty Images

Les scientifiques ont complété le casse-tête du génome humain

Les progrès de la technologie ont permis aux chercheurs de séquencer les grandes régions d’ADN répétitif qui ont échappé au Projet Génome humain.
Más de la mitad del genoma humano contiene secuencias repetitivas de ADN cuyas funciones aún no se conocen del todo. Malte Mueller / fStop via Getty Images

El código del genoma humano por fin está completo

Los avances tecnológicos han permitido a los investigadores secuenciar las grandes regiones de ADN repetitivo que no pudo describir el Proyecto Genoma Humano.
Beberapa pasien COVID-19 mengalami gejala yang melemahkan selama berbulan-bulan. Sharply_Done/E+ via Getty Images

Long COVID: disabilitas baru yang sulit mendapatkan perlakuan layak

Berbicara tentang perawatan, penelitian tentang long COVID telah menghasilkan pedoman pengobatan yang diusulkan, yang menjanjikan untuk membantu orang hidup lebih baik dengan kondisi tersebut.

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