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.
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Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do
Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
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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.
Facebook Users Created a Fake Swine Flu Epidemic
The public frenzy in Myanmar distracted from more dire health threats.
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.
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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.
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Coroners Might Be Hiding the Truth About Overdose Deaths
Deaths aren’t always ruled as overdoses, even when they are.
Trump Could Undo All the Progress We've Made on AIDS
So much for having come a long way.
How Safe Is It to Get an Organ From an Overdose Victim?
Given the urgency of needing an organ, "safe" is a relative term.
This Heroin Epidemic Inspired a Bollywood Movie. But Nothing Has Changed.
An Indian state is trying to fight a rampant heroin epidemic once fueled by the police.
Canadian Music Festivals Still Can’t Test Pills for Fentanyl
In BC, where overdose deaths are up 74 percent, several festivals offer free drug testing – but fentanyl testing equipment's not ready yet.
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Porn Is Destroying America, Says GOP
Republicans recently added an amendment to their platform that calls pornography a "a public health crisis."