Can Modi convince rich Indians to embrace traditional medicine?

Narendra Modi wants India to embrace its traditional systems of medicine, like ayurveda and yoga. But can he convince rich Indians to treat their ailments with lead pills and squirming bugs?

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How to reorganize U.S. military PT

Without question, a significant amount of research indicates that our military and civilian populations are fatter and more sedentary than ever.


Welcome to Modicare

India spends next to nothing on public health, and its new prime minister is cutting even deeper. Can the rural clinics that serve the country's poorest survive?


The Future of Wombs for Rent

As more countries restrict surrogacy, it gets harder to balance the hopes of people who couldn’t otherwise have biological children with concerns about exploitation of women and kids.

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Health care in insurgency and counter-insurgency: Some lessons from others

By Col Aizen J Marrogi, U.S. Army; Capt. David Tarantino, U.S. Navy; and Lt. Gen. Robert L Caslen Jr., U.S. Army In their counterinsurgency efforts ...

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Military physical training: It’s a problem bigger than obesity, with no easy solutions

By Jim Gourley Best Defense physical training bureau chief At first glance, the recent introduction of new physical training programs in the Army and Marine ...


Pregnant and Desperate in Evangelical Brazil

As the country grows increasingly religious, strict abortion laws are forcing women to turn to risky, often deadly options to end their pregnancies.


Innovations: Touching the Void

Scientists are on the verge of developing 3-D holograms that respond and react to human contact.

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