Ebola Variant Identified in Guinea

Ebola Variant Identified in Guinea

On April 16, 2014, researchers from the Institut Pasteur and from Inserm (Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory, Lyon) published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, documenting their characterization of the Ebola virus currently epidemic in Guinea. The pathogen responsible for the epidemic has been initially identified as a variant of the Zaire Ebola […]

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons From Alcohol and Tobacco

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons From Alcohol and Tobacco

In a move hailed as progressive by pot smokers everywhere, Colorado and Washington State have taken the step of legalizing marijuana. Policymakers concerned with the possible public health consequences were perhaps not as enthusiastic. A study published this month by the RAND Drug Policy Research center, in the American Journal of Public Health, offers some […]

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