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The Big Gath Dig: Goliath's Hometown

Freelance journalist Kevin Begos talks with archaeologist Aren Maeir, from Bar Ilan University in Israel, at his dig site in Gath, thought to be Goliath's hometown and a major city of the Philistine civilization
 

February 10, 2016 — Kevin Begos and Steve Mirsky

Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?

We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime

January 27, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

Healthful Diet Switch Helps Even Late in Life

At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, said that adoption of more healthful eating habits even late in life still has benefits 

January 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Trapped in a Cycle of Sexual Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse in childhood are prone to suffering repeated abuse. Researchers are looking at ways to break the pattern

January 1, 2016 — Sushma Subramanian