public health

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Air Pollution Killed 600,000 Children in 2016, According to WHO Report

The World Health Organization found that 1.8 billion people under 15 are at risk of respiratory infections due to contaminated air.
Becky Ferreira
10.29.18
Eat This

There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.
Kristin Lawless
9.18.18
nuclear fallout

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
8.29.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
STDs

The STD Mycoplasma Genitalium Is Becoming a Problem

Doctors warn that it's already showing resistance to antibiotics.
Jesse Hicks
7.11.18
Organ Donation

This Simple Law Makes Spain the Leader in Organ Donation

Spain implemented a game-changer to its organ donation system—why aren't all countries doing this?
Chris Baraniuk
6.26.18
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
Fighting Words

Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone's Life

"Where you live determines your access to jobs, public transit, food, medical care, and insurance."
Jason Silverstein
6.12.18
What's Freaking Me Out

San Fransisco's Homeless Crisis Is Now a Poop Crisis

The city is overrun with people who have nowhere to relieve themselves—and that's a problem for any resident, whether they have a home or not.
Matthew Terrell
6.5.18
Race and Health

Cops Are Nearly 3 Times More Likely to Kill Black Americans Than White Americans

Black and brown people are also getting killed at younger ages, losing more total years of life
Melissa Pandika
5.11.18
body

The Brazilian Government Considers Being Beautiful a Human Right

It subsidizes nearly half a million surgeries every year.
Alvaro Jarrin
5.3.18
climate change

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Surviving Climate Change

“Maria didn’t cause everything. Maria just revealed to the world how we are living."
Jane Palmer
3.23.18
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