CDC needs to break silence on gun violence, say African American health officials Sandro Galea, School of Public Health As an African-American man, Dr. Georges Benjamin says he feels like “an endangered species,” due to gun violence claiming the lives of men his color disproportionately to their numbers… Expert quote: “I well appreciate the political pressures that CDC must be facing on this issue and see CDC’s […]

‘The Crying Game:’ LeBron James and Cavs get emotional after NBA title win Adam Naylor, School of Education No major sporting event is complete without tears these days — preferably lots of them… Expert quote: “This is a way for an athlete to deliver his story to us. When we listen to LeBron’s story, he’s telling us there was incredible adversity to his season. Whether we believe it […]

Is it time to change how we label ‘healthy’ food? Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Ever find yourself zipping through the aisles of a grocery store, crunched for time, and grabbing whatever highlights itself as “healthy,” “nutritious” or “wholesome”? Your strategy could be flawed… Expert quote: “The science [for these criteria] is decades old. Now we have new […]

Siri, I was raped’: Study compares smartphone responses in crises Emily Rothman, School of Public Health Siri and other smartphone personal assistants can look up driving directions, find the hottest ramen spots and send text messages if you just ask… Expert quote: “As technology becomes more sophisticated and people start to use their phones interactively for an increasing number of daily tasks, it would […]

Obama to visit a mosque, and wade deeper into America’s war over Islam By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences When President Obama travels to the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, he will be doing more than making his first presidential visit to an American mosque. He will be wading into a culture war over Islam that has been raging in the United States since […]