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Right Tax, Wrong Message
Taxes on sweetened beverages do reduce consumption, but when the message is about revenue, not health, the push-back can doom them.
A Profile of Self-Managed Abortion
Women experiencing an unwanted pregnancy in areas where there are few reproductive health options available may try to end it themselves.
DUI Starts Sooner than You Think
The hand-eye coordination driving requires is affected by as little as half a beer. Ask NASA.
Craving the Sun
Don't skimp on the sunblock. Worries about its possible effects on the environment pale in comparison to the actual threat of skin cancer.
When researchers tested consumer and medical masks, clear winners emerged. Bandanas were not among them.
Binge Drinking Soars During the Pandemic
Stay-at-home orders mean more people are bored, stressed, lonely -- and likely to drink too much. Alcohol consumption is way up.
Your Happy Place
How you measure happiness depends on cultural values about what happy is. Differences between Eastern and Western definitions explain a lot.
Neighborhood Stores and Childhood Obesity
The kinds of food outlets serving a community have a big effect on child obesity rates, especially in low income neighborhoods.
Seniors' COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Many people over 50 say they are unsure whether they'll get the COVID vaccine when it's available. Racism seems to play a role, too.
Rapid COVID Tests Foil Transmission
People who show no symptoms can spread SARS-CoV-2, a huge blind spot. Fast and repeated testing is the way to find the virus where it hides.
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