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Who Killed Tony the Tiger?

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Chile is banning cereal mascots and slapping warning labels on unhealthy foods. Now even the kids won’t touch them.

It’s a New Day for LGBT Health

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From transgender clinics to big wins in the fight against HIV, the landscape for LGBT health is nearly unrecognizable from just 10 years ago.

Tchau Tchau, Malaria

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In country after country, one of the world’s deadliest diseases is being eradicated. In many cases, it’s women leading the fight.

Free the Paramedics!

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They’re the medical system’s eyes and ears, yet they’re treated as crisis managers. Now some cities are letting their paramedics get to know their patients, with remarkable results.

Everybody Needs a Home

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What would happen if our first step towards solving homelessness was to actually give people someplace to live?

Portugal’s Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment

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By decriminalizing even “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine, Portugal drove down HIV rates and overdose deathsand proved beyond a doubt that harm reduction works.

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Interactive: Harm Reduction Goes Global

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How a once-radical idea is becoming the norm in country after country.

Bleeding-Heart Capitalism

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A doctor in Denver is blending the Medicaid model with a capitalist profit motive, offering high-quality health care without the frills.