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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 April 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Public health, and large amounts of data behind it, is changing in today's world. The Global Burden of Disease Report, involving hundreds of scientists over the course of many years, aims to find out what makes humans...

Deseret News

Lane Anderson

9 April 2015

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Yonkers Partners in Education offers free SAT test prep and college guidance counselors in Yonker's high schools. The program aims to increase college enrollment rates for low-income students who lack the same access ...

The Atlantic

Gabrielle Glaser

1 April 2015

Helsinki, Finland

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For decades, the only good option for alcoholics seeking recovery was an abstinence-based 12-step program called Alcoholics Anonymous. John David Sinclair, an American neuroscientist, has developed a new method, where...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 March 2015

Norwalk, Ohio, United States

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Rampant misconduct by judicial systems across the country brought to light a crippling practice of debtors' prisons—where disadvantaged individuals unable to pay fines and fees were continually and wrongfully imprison...

NPR

Poncie Rutsch

27 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Yelp has partnered with city public health departments to display health inspection scores on a restaurants Yelp page. In this way, inspection information is more readily disseminated to consumers and diners can make ...

Shanghai Daily

Zhang Qian

17 March 2015

China

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Organ donation in China has become increasingly transparent in recent years, leading to an increase in the number of people agreeing to donate. Now that there is a transparent, national donation system this trend is e...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

4 March 2015

United Kingdom

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In England, schools are evaluated by actual visits to schools by a group of professional educators, rather than simply by test scores.

The New York Times

Katharine Seelye

26 February 2015

Berlin, Vermont, United States

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About 40 percent more people in the state are seeking treatment for addiction today than a year ago - but the number of deaths from heroin is going up. Local government is scrambling for both funding and awareness to ...

The Guardian

Annabel Short

25 February 2015

The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

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There are increasing costs to business when they fail to respect basic human rights. Many are therefore taking steps to avoid abuses – and are taking a proactive rather than reactive approach.

Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

8 February 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is building a diversified department that's less reactive and more humane. It could offer lessons after Ferguson.

Pacific Standard

Maya Dusenbery

5 February 2015

United States

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Abortion is a highly stigmatized topic that can lead individuals to selectively disclose who they tell about the experience. Storytelling is now being viewed as a way to help de-stigmatize abortion based on contact th...

Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner

4 February 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Studying the outcomes of public health delivery can lack a scientific methodology. MIT economists have applied the methodology of randomized controlled trial (RCT) to study the effect of the Medicaid expansion plan in...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 January 2015

United States

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In reporting about problems, reporters continually run the risks of inadvertently legitimizing negative behaviors by making them appear more pervasive — and therefore more normal — than they actually are. Some journal...

The New York Times

Ron Haskins

31 December 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Some social welfare programs may receive funding but have no evidence of success. By insisting that funds go primarily to programs with rigorous evidence of success, the federal government can make non-partisan decisi...

Yahoo! News

Andrew Romano

21 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now, in the wake of Ferguson and the police killings in Brooklyn, Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation. The de...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

29 October 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Sex ed is surprisingly awkward in the land of the Kama Sutra, but one foundation is trying to change that with a modern version of the program, all in an effort to stop gang rape.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

23 October 2014

India

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Volunteers with the Annual Status of Education Report test children's math and reading skills in villages across India. While 96 percent of Indian children are in school, ASER reveals that many of them are not receivi...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

16 October 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Postpartum depressions are often assumed to be associated with hormonal changes in women - in fact, only a small fraction of them are hormonally based. Proactive treatment and support can be life-saving.

Inside Energy

Stephanie Joyce

18 September 2014

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, United States

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The dangers of the crabbing industry were well known long before the show "Deadliest Catch" made them famous. But deaths on the job decreased dramatically thanks to an awareness campaign spearheaded by the National In...

Inside Energy

Stephanie Joyce

17 September 2014

Wyoming, United States

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During gas drilling boom in Wyoming, worker deaths were extremely high . In response occupational epidemiologists were hired to help improve worker safety.

Al Jazeera

Priyanka Borpujari

15 September 2014

Mumbai, India

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Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 August 2014

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Is there a way to frame conversations so that people actually listen to one another? Ask Big Questions fosters large group questions and discussions about social problems on university campuses to inspire young people.

Cattle Drive

Matt Hansen

1 July 2014

Pescadero, California, United States

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Historically, open land conservationists and cattle ranchers in California were rivals but with new research, which praises controlled cattle grazing habits, cows are being welcomed back to open land grasslands, regen...

Modern Farmer

Maryn McKenna

17 June 2014

Beers, Netherlands

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Dutch farmers are saying no to antibiotics for livestock. The Netherlands is in the midst of a high-stakes, government-mandated experiment: Can large-scale meat production succeed without routine use of antibiotics?

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 June 2014

New Mexico, United States

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Project ECHO - driven by a single doctor with a cause - pulled together a team of specialists to develop a model that combines technology with collaborative care and careful patient tracking to help cure for diseases ...

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