Populism is dangerous and puts public health and the economy at risk. But it is hard to resist. Populist politicians thrive on fake news: it is so much easier to fuel people’s emotions if you feed them fabricated news of

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050. Even accounting for sustained economic growth and health progress, 38,000 additional deaths are expected to be due to heat exposure

Milly goes door-to-door selling every day goods and medicines in her hometown district of Kyengera. Kyengera is just outside Kampala, Uganda’s fast growing capital. She diagnoses and treats what could otherwise be debilitating and deadly disease and illness like malaria

Sex work is often seen as a social taboo, despite the fact that there are many millions of adults engaged in consensual sex work globally. There is an active conversation happening among international organizations and national government bodies about whether

The controversy over soda taxes tells us why effective public health policies are so difficult to enact. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently proposed a tax on sugary beverages to help fight obesity. The proposal drew national headlines after both Democratic presidential

Zika's exponential spread has much of the Americas panicking about how to handle this new epidemic. Countries from Brazil to the US have responded in many ways, but some of these responses have resulted in human rights violations. Zika may just

Stigma-inducing discrimination caused by Republican-frontrunner Donald Trump creates mental health disparities amongst minority Americans. People vying to be our leaders should be embracing and promoting diversity Studies have shown that politically conservative people tend to harbor the most negative views of Islam

Over the last few weeks, women’s reproductive rights have dominated political coverage in the media globally. However, for every positive advancement, such as the recent ruling in Northern Ireland that its anti-abortion law is in breach of human rights law,

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