Public health departments have a responsibility to operate waste management in a safe, uniform, and equitable manner, but for years, sewage overflows have plagued Alabama’s Lowndes County, predominantly affecting Black residents. To address this injustice, the U.S. Department … [Read more...] about US launches first-of-its-kind environmental justice investigation
Spain has expanded their public health system to be more equitable with the announcement that single women, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people can have access to medically assisted reproduction, including IVF, making it available free of charge. Fertility treatment in … [Read more...] about Spain expands IVF access to single women and LGBTQ individuals
Hyenas are often portrayed as the villains of the savanna, but a new study from the University of Michigan demonstrates that these scavengers are more useful than we might think. The study, based in the Ethiopian city of Mekelle, counted the number of hyenas seen around town as … [Read more...] about Hyenas offer surprising public health benefits in African cities
In India, it is common for some family members to take time off (sometimes weeks) to accompany and support a hospitalized relative, especially if they are moved to another city for treatment. However, these family members’ tasks are limited to making pharmacy runs to purchase … [Read more...] about This nonprofit trains patients’ families to become expert caregivers
So you’re fully vaccinated, but you just got word that someone you interacted with has tested positive for Covid-19. What do you do? In a situation that is likely to become more common as the Delta variant spreads, health officials have a few recommendations for how to navigate … [Read more...] about So you’re vaccinated and have been exposed to Covid-19, now what?