public health

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
Opioid Crisis

Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car accident

If you're living in America, the odds are 1 in 96 you'll die of an opioids overdose in your lifetime.
Emma Ockerman
1.14.19
drug policy

The opioid crisis has caused life expectancy to drop in B.C.

Canada's chief public health officer says the trend is likely to extend across the country.
Steven Zhou
10.24.18
Weed

Quebec’s New Government Will Raise the Legal Age of Weed to 21

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Mackenzie Lad
10.10.18
Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Port-a-Potties Are Good, Actually

Apparently not everyone is revolted by the poop prisons.
Karleen Kos
6.25.18
alcohol

The Arguments For and Against Alcohol Warning Labels

A new survey worked out which kind of warnings we respond best to, depending on our age.
David Hillier
5.22.18
national security

Obesity in Southern states is a threat to national security, study finds

Male and female soldiers from the South are up to 28 percent more likely to be injured
Alexa Liautaud
1.19.18
Opioid Crisis

The US Declared Opioid Overdoses a Public Health Emergency Before Canada

Justin Trudeau was beaten to the punch by Donald Trump…. damn.
Drew Brown
10.27.17
Opioid Crisis

Toronto opens its first legal safe injection site

It’s a temporary measure that comes a week an illegal pop-up overdose prevention site was set up in Moss Park
Rachel Browne
8.21.17
guns

Guns are responsible for spike in rural suicide rates, study finds

Carter Sherman
8.17.17
meat

A Meat Tax Is Probably a Good Idea

This past tax day, PETA rolled out an unappetizing idea: a meat tax. But when we dug into the details of their proposal, we found that it's more than just trolling.
Mike Pearl
4.25.17
Opioid Crisis

Canada is prescribing heroin to treat opioid addiction

But barriers are still in the way of expanding this controversial treatment option.
Rachel Browne
3.15.17
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