EPIDEMIC

climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
1.17.18
To The Bone

Ancient Skeletons Might Explain One of Humanity's Worst Epidemics

After stumbling on a mass burial site, "paleopathologists" use ancient DNA to tackle a 400-year-old mystery.
Shayla Love
1.15.18
Screen Crack

Facebook Users Created a Fake Swine Flu Epidemic

The public frenzy in Myanmar distracted from more dire health threats.
Eli Meixler
8.23.17
Saudi Arabia

The Hajj in Saudi Arabia is at risk of cholera

Alexa Liautaud
7.14.17
Pride 2017

We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.
Anthony "aCe" Pabey
6.30.17
High Wire

America's Latest Drug Epidemic Is Weirdly Nonviolent

The 70s heroin wave and 80s crack crisis each saw major gun violence, including huge numbers of murders. Not so much with the current opioid epidemic.
Maia Szalavitz
6.20.17
united states of addiction

Coroners Might Be Hiding the Truth About Overdose Deaths

Deaths aren’t always ruled as overdoses, even when they are.
Maggie Puniewska
6.19.17
Opioid Crisis

Vancouver police tweet photo of pigeon nest of used needles to draw attention to opioid crisis

British Columbia declared a public health emergency over the opioid overdose crisis in 2016.
Rachel Browne
5.3.17
STDs

Trump Could Undo All the Progress We've Made on AIDS

So much for having come a long way.
Jason Silverstein
3.13.17
Organ Donation

How Safe Is It to Get an Organ From an Overdose Victim?

Given the urgency of needing an organ, "safe" is a relative term.
Kelly Burch
3.2.17
Interview

Fentanyl: America's Deadliest New Drug

VICE News
10.28.16
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