Oldest Homo sapiens a “nothingburger”? Plus US health care policy approaches The End

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Lab Culture Ep. 1: Critical Consequences

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Did you know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) includes critical public health funding? What would the repeal of the ACA mean for public health? Peter Kyriacopoulos, APHL’s senior director of public policy, talks about the CDC-managed Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) program, a source of crosscutting support for public health laboratories funded under the ACA through the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF).

Download or stream APHL’s new podcast, Lab Culture, Ep. 1: Critical Consequences.

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ELC Program: Essential Funding for Public Health Lab Response (APHL.org)

Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Cooperative Agreement (CDC.gov)

Critical Public Health Fund Would Be Lost With ACA Repeal

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Nobel-worthy gravitational waves; Supreme Court legalities for climate change, abortion

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES MAKE WAVES Here it is only February, but the long-sought detection of gravitational waves announced last week is likely to be the biggest science news of 2016. The ability to see/hear gravitational waves

Obamacare lives and Kennewick Man is a Native American

WHEW! The Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) subsidies to help people buy health insurance got saved by the US Supreme Court after all, with the somewhat unexpected help (unexpected by me, anyway) of Chief Justice John Roberts. Here’s … Continue reading »

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Whither Obamacare? Philae phones home from comet! Approval for female libido drug?

  Whither Obamacare? The fateful US Supreme Court ruling on the legality of many subsidies for Obamacare health insurance premiums (the case known as King v. Burwell) is nearly upon us. Perhaps it will come as soon as Monday (June … Continue reading »

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Do AA and other 12-step programs work? Does breastfeeding raise IQ?

Do 12-step programs for addiction treatment work? Are 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous effective treatments for addiction? That long-time dispute has just popped up again, prompted mostly by an Atlantic article with the click-worthy title “The Irrationality … Continue reading »

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The good news, maybe: Landing on a comet. The bad news, maybe: Supremes vs. Obamacare

  START HERE for the quite wonderful story of landing on a comet..  And when you get there, click PREV to continue (in reverse chronological order) seeing xkcd’s live comicking of the Philae lander’s arrival on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-P for … Continue reading »

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Election: marijuana, climate change, abortion, Obamacare, soda tax, GMOs

  Still going to pot The Republicans won big last Tuesday. But so did marijuana.  Here’s a summary, from Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic: “Oregon and Alaska just became the third and fourth states to legalize the drug. Washington, D.C., … Continue reading »

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Birth control, Hobby Lobby, and the war against women

Anything left to be said about the US Supreme Court’s latest decisions about women?

The US Supreme Court finished out its term with decisions that were terrible for women. This piece concentrates on only one of them, Burwell v. Hobby …

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