Can the Global Public Health System Learn From Its Ebola Mistakes?

With the crisis gone, the time for soul-searching has begun. But real reforms are what’s needed.


Who Foots the Bill for Ending Extreme Poverty?

The United Nations just unveiled an ambitious plan to help the world's poorest people. But paying for it will require more than just rich-country aid.


Which Country Is Best Prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse?

If Fear the Walking Dead came true, world governments from Putin’s Russia to Castro’s Cuba would need swift action, iron will, and plenty of bullets to survive the undead plague.


As Saudi Arabia Grapples With MERS Outbreak, a Vaccine Is in Sight

Researchers discovered a way to prevent the virus that is on the rise in Riyadh. But it won't be ready before the hajj.

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

At first glance, the recent introduction of new physical training programs in the Army and Marine Corps appears to be in response to emergent challenges to warfighter physiology both in basic training and combat.

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How to give someone a howling case of PTSD: The Army’s recipe in action

Much talk of post-traumatic stress disorder has come out of the Iraq War, but little is as striking as that of Lt. Col. Bill Russell Edmonds, a Special Forces officer whose memoir is scheduled to appear in a few months.


Why Angela Merkel (and the G-7) Aren't Happy with the WHO's Handling of Ebola

Germany's Angela Merkel is leading the G-7 charge to seriously reform the World Health Organization. But will her campaign actually lead to lasting change?

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