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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.
El refugio de la Gruta Mandrin fue utilizado repetidamente por los neandertales y los humanos modernos durante milenios. Ludovic Slimak

Qué cambia con el descubrimiento de los primeros humanos modernos en Europa

Los artefactos de piedra y un diente fósil señalan que el Homo sapiens vivió en la Gruta Mandrin hace 54.000 años, en una época en la que los neandertales aún vivían en Europa.
This protest outside IOC headquarters in early 2022 objected to the Winter Games being held in China. Valentin Flauraud/AFP via Getty Images

What’s the IOC – and why doesn’t it do more about human rights issues related to the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee oversees several humanitarian initiatives. But it avoids letting human rights concerns interfere with the Games, even in countries with rampant violations.
Mohammad Attaie and his wife, Deena, newly arrived from Afghanistan, get assistance from medical translator Jahannaz Afshar at the Valley Health Center TB/Refugee Program in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 9, 2021. AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees made it to the US – here’s how the resettlement process works

Nine agencies, most of them faith-based, are resettling Afghan evacuees in the US. But the system is under strain.
L'abri sous roche de la Grotte Mandrin a été utilisé à plusieurs reprises par les Néandertaliens et les humains modernes au cours des millénaires. Ludovic Slimak

Découverte des plus anciens hommes modernes en Europe (et ce que cela change de ce que l'on pensait de ses relations avec Néandertal)

Des artefacts en pierre et une dent fossile indiquent qu’Homo sapiens vivait à la Grotte Mandrin il y a 54 000 ans, à une époque où les Néandertaliens vivaient encore en Europe.
The Grotte Mandrin rock shelter saw repeated use by Neanderthals and modern humans over millennia. Ludovic Slimak

New research suggests modern humans lived in Europe 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, in Neanderthal territories

Stone artifacts and a fossil tooth point to Homo sapiens living at Grotte Mandrin 54,000 years ago, at a time when Neanderthals were still living in Europe.
Dans le nord-est du Costa Rica, une forêt âgée de 32 ans ayant poussé sur d’anciens pâturages. Robin Chazdon

Des données inédites sur la capacité des forêts tropicales à se régénérer rapidement

Une étude publiée en décembre 2021 met en lumière une alternative efficace et peu coûteuse au reboisement massif : laisser les forêts tropicales repousser naturellement.


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