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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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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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How individual soldier fitness changed on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Jim Gourley Best Defense physical fitness columnist Service members who've been to both theaters have long believed that you got fatter in Iraq and ...

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Doctors Without Scruples

Why did the medical professionals of the CIA torture program betray their oath to heal, and concoct a brutal, methodical project to break men’s bodies and spirits?

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