In gay culture, the expression “coming out” was initially borrowed from the world of debutante balls. But in the 1960s, the phrase came to refer to being in hiding when “from the closet” was added. In recent decades, pared down

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. –Albert Szent-Györgi, 1937 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Water is known to be as plentiful as air and just as free. Most of

In 2003, the Concorde stopped ferrying international passengers across the Atlantic Ocean at supersonic speeds, while metaphorically demonstrating how much smaller the world has become. But international travel at prices more affordable than the Concorde demanded remains popular, despite the

Bioterrorist? Bane of “Big Pharma”? Angel of equity? Industry gadfly? Unrealistic idealist? I have no doubt that some pharmaceutical industry representatives would paint Marcia Angell, MD, former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine and author of The Truth

Multi-pronged civil rights movements during the last few decades have managed to chip away at prejudice An interview with John Siegfried reveals issues relating to coming out at an older age and the starkly different cultural climate for homosexual men and women today

Convergence of Culture, Commerce, and Communications An epidemic of obesity has been acknowledged for several years in the US, with creeping increases in the age ranges affected—down to young children—and now across borders, as more countries adopt unhealthy American dietary patterns.(1) While obesity

It was tantamount to a Friday afternoon “news dump.” On Monday, December 21, 2015—amidst the final build-up to Christmas and the related travel and time off—the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was changing its obsolete

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who lived circa 535 to 475 BCE, is credited with the statement, “No man ever steps in the same river twice.” In other words, change is constant. It is a shrewd observation that perhaps has never

Though Pope Francis had speaking engagements and meetings in the United States commercial capital of New York City and its political capital, Washington, DC, in September, the pontiff chose to hold his only outdoor mass in the nation’s first capital,

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