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A one-year old receives the MMR vaccine

As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence—but they can do more with your help.

antiretroviral tablets

Newly filed documents reveal that the controversial evangelical organization is still getting federal funds to provide HIV prevention programs in Uganda and Zambia.

Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

Ebola health workers

Of all the panicked and irrational reactions to Ebola, the outrageous treatment of volunteers like Kaci Hickox and Ryan Boyko is the most dangerous.

Obamacare Loses Power as a Campaign Issue
                  —Headline, The New York Times

Ebola ISIS

Escalation is now a structural fact embedded in the war in the Middle East and the Ebola crisis here at home.

On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

Blogs

They've joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015