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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

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015