Health

immigration

Border Patrol Won’t Give the Flu Vaccine to Detained Kids

Flu season typically starts in October and ends in May, but attorneys who visited Border Patrol stations in Texas in June reported flu and lice outbreaks at each facility they toured.
Gaby Del Valle
9 hours ago
Health

This Tennessee Lawmaker Claims a Fetus Can Survive Outside the Womb at Conception

"This is an example of how politicians do not understand the medical language enough to make a policy based on it."
Kimberly Lawson
9 hours ago
anti-vaxx

An Israeli Flight Attendant Died of Measles Complications After Traveling from New York City

The 43-year-old mother had worked a route between New York City and Tel Aviv at the height of the U.S. outbreak.
Emma Ockerman
8.14.19
Health

When He Throws Your Birth Control Pills in the Garbage

Pressuring someone not to use birth control is called reproductive coercion and it's a form of intimate partner violence.
Kimberly Lawson
8.12.19
Music

This Man Went on a Karaoke Marathon So Intense His Lung Collapsed

He reportedly powered through 10 straight songs even after he started feeling chest pain.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.10.19
Health

This Creative Strategy Could Prevent Men From Banning Abortion

Increasingly restrictive abortion bills are being passed by old white men. This Florida state senator has had enough.
Leila Ettachfini
8.9.19
self-care

True Self-Care Is Not About You

The concept is marketed as an isolating, individual activity, but the best self-care is learning to take care of each other.
Angie Jaime
8.8.19
Health

How Gen-Z Is Dealing With a Looming Climate Apocalypse

Growing up in the midst of a climate crisis is pretty overwhelming.
Rachel Chen
8.6.19
debt

'I Lost Everything': The Obscene Cost of Being a Woman with a Chronic Health Problem

Medical debt hounds some people more than others.
Ivana Rihter
7.26.19
body

Millions of Kids Are Exposed to Lead Because the U.S. Prefers to Protect Landlords

Exposure to lead can cause permanent brain damage, a lower IQ, and other health problems. But without federal regulations, most people don't know they're impacted until it's too late.
Ankita Rao
7.23.19
Health

Buying Abortion Pills Online Is Overwhelmingly Safe, But Maybe Illegal in the US

There's plenty of evidence that most online retailers are selling the real thing.
Marie Solis
7.22.19
abortion

For Women of Colour, Family Shame Can Make Abortions Traumatic

In households where it's common to keep dating a secret, an unplanned pregnancy brings up many challenges.
Sarah Krichel
7.16.19
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