How Residents of South LA are Tackling Environmental Racism
In the polluted Watts neighborhood, residents’ average lifespan is 12 years less than people from more affluent areas. Daniel Ross finds the people who are fighting back.
How an Aboriginal Approach to Mental Health is Helping Farmers Deal with Drought
Psychological tools developed with Aboriginal people can also support Australian farmers whose land is suffering the effects of climate change. Georgina Kenyon writes.
So Close, Yet So Far: Why “The Pill” for Men Isn’t Right Around the Corner
Family planning is an important component in many relationships; this includes preparing for planned pregnancies and navigating ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Since…
Virtual Reality Video Helps to Fight HIV Stigma
Getting African youths even to get tested for HIV has proven difficult. VR may offer a sympathetic way to overcome the stigma. Sidelle Willow Smith writes.
How Natural Birth Became Inaccessible to the Poor
As Mexico’s middle and upper classes make a fad of natural birth, traditional midwives are being threatened legally for providing the same services to the poor. Rosalynn A. Vega reports.
How a Wooden Bench in Zimbabwe is Starting a Mental Health Revolution
In the early 2000s, when there were just two psychiatrists serving over 12 million people, Zimbabwe had to get creative to treat depression. Now, one bright idea – the Friendship Bench – is spreading far and wide.
The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes Our Mental Health
Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson investigate the links between individual mental health and the health of a community.
Spain Leads the World in Organ Donation. What’s Stopping Other Countries Catching Up?
More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best? Chris Baraniuk writes.
Sick Building Syndrome: Is it the Buildings or the People Who Need Treatment?
In Finland, people whose sickness is linked to certain buildings fear being labelled as mentally ill, while scientists search for evidence that their condition is “real.” Shayla Love on the beat.
Deceptive Marketing Sweet Talks Parents
99% fruit and veggies means only what marketers want it to mean. Jacky Mandelbaum and Jane Martin show you how to sort through the bunk.
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