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Christopher Hitchens: ‘Mortality’

“Mortality,” Jeff Sharlet writes of the late Christopher Hitchens’ small, posthumously published book of essays, composed while the author was dying of cancer, is death-writing “at its most generous and most human: just another man dying, making a joke and telling a story.”

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Inactivity Kills More Than Cigarettes

Physical inactivity—defined as less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week—kills 5.3 million people worldwide annually, more than the 5 million who succumb to the dangers of cigarette smoking, researchers at Harvard report.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE



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Werner Herzog Doesn’t Fear Death

The German filmmaker has spent a career chronicling the struggles of odd heroes, real and imagined. Now approaching his 70th year, Werner Herzog confirms he doesn’t fear the inevitable final cut—neither for himself nor the human race.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Saul Loeb

Troubled Times Slash G-8 Aid Pledge

With the scent of the global financial crisis swimming in their nostrils, G-8 leaders pledged a mere $5 billion in aid to reduce deaths among African mothers and infants, a decrease of 90 percent in the funding promised five years ago at the group’s meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Posted on Jun 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Study: Beware of Vitamins

Health nuts, take heed: A sweeping review of almost 70 scientific studies of the health benefits of vitamins and, in particular, those trendy antioxidants, has found “no convincing evidence” of increased lifespan. In fact, vitamins A, E and beta-carotene could even increase a person’s chances of dying prematurely, according to scientists at Copenhagen University.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008 READ MORE


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The Unborn Victims of Occupation

Rampant violence and a curfew that makes nighttime medical aid unrealistic at best are threatening the health of pregnant Iraqi women and their children. Official data on the problem is scarce, but medical and humanitarian workers say childhood and maternal mortality is on the rise.

Posted on Aug 15, 2007 READ MORE


U.S. Has Terrible Infant Mortality Rate

America has the second-lowest survival rate for infants in the industrialized world—just above Latvia.

Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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