Health

Combatting an Invisible Killer: New WHO Air Pollution Guidelines Could Save Millions of Lives

The disparities in air pollution exposure are often linked to structural racism, such as historic redlining and locating polluting industries and freeways in low-income or predominantly Black or Hispanic neighborhoods. The result shows up in the communities’ health.
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Advocacy And Fundraising Have Led To Declining HIV/AIDS Deaths Worldwide

While about half of cases are in eastern and southern Africa, the impact of HIV/AIDS is far-reaching and global. Not only does HIV/AIDS have major health consequences, but it’s also closely associated with discrimination, including violence against HIV-infected individuals.
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What Are Puberty Blockers, Who Uses Them, and What Are the Benefits?

Puberty blockers help offset the stress of gender dysphoria, according to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a global body of doctors specialized in trans people.
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"I Choose to Remember the Good" — An Interview with a 9/11 First Responder & Advocate

John Feal, a prominent September 11th survivor advocate shares about his efforts to ensure healthcare and support for victims and first responders after the attacks
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Lawmakers Are Tackling ‘Period Poverty’ with Tax Cuts and School Supplies

As with many national social movements, young people have been on the frontlines of the menstrual equity push. In 2020, students across the country raised money, lobbied, held school assemblies, and launched social media campaigns to make period products free in their schools
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How Denver Tackled Homelessness While Saving Money

The Denver study proves that highly vulnerable people living on the street will accept housing and, with help, stay housed for the long term. That’s good news at a time when homelessness is rising nationally and service providers say more people appear to be suffering from mental illness.
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