How Cutting Food Stamps Can Add Costs Elsewhere

The New Health CareWhen people eat better, they enjoy better health, reducing not just suffering, but also some expenses.ImageA volunteer delivering produce donated by local grocery stores to a food pantry at South Congregational Church in Pittsfield, Mass., this fall.Credit…Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle, via Associated PressThe Department of Agriculture recently finished work on a new…

Larry Page’s secret war on the influenza

Google co-founder’s efforts to beat influenza are nothing to be sneezed at Now that Larry Page has stepped down as CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, he could be following in Bill Gates’s footsteps and tackling global health challenges. According to charity and business documents obtained by TechCrunch, the billionaire co-founder of Google has been…

Your Genes Suck at Predicting Your Health, Study Finds

Photo: Getty ImagesA new study this month is the latest to suggest that our genes really don’t do much to predict our health, at least most of the time.The study, published in PLOS One, is a review of the science surrounding genome-wide association studies (GWASs). These are studies that look at the genes of thousands,… Protection Status