Health and Disease

The USA Dropped 266 Million Bombs During the “Secret War” in Laos

The USA Dropped 266 Million Bombs During the “Secret War” in Laos The USA Dropped 266 Million Bombs During the “Secret War” in Laos

80 million pieces of unexploded ordnance continue to kill and injure people all around the country. Photos taken at The Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Center...

Mar 12, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Joe Rogan and Brett Weinstein.

AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root. AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root.

Joe Rogan, RFK Jr., and others are pushing long-discredited conspiracy junk about HIV and AIDS. Here’s how we should deal with them.

Mar 8, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Gabor Maté; V, formerly Eve Ensler

Turning Trauma Into Social Change Turning Trauma Into Social Change

Laura Flanders talks with Gabor Maté and V, formerly Eve Ensler, about loneliness and facing difficult truths.

Mar 7, 2024 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

UNRWA distributes flour to Palestinians in Gaza amid a food crisis due to ongoing Israeli attacks

Time Is Running Out to Stop the Carnage in Gaza Time Is Running Out to Stop the Carnage in Gaza

Given the toll from bombing and starvation, Gaza will soon become the world’s largest unmarked grave. The US has to power to force Israel to change course—but will it use it?

Mar 6, 2024 / James Bamford

A group of Palestinian children is pictured at a school run by the UNWRA a in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024.

The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA

Following Washington’s lead, key US allies have cut funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine—making them all complicit in genocide.

Feb 28, 2024 / Phyllis Bennis

Then–US President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020. Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation after days of protests against police brutality.

Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy

The former president’s alliance with religious fanatics is a far bigger problem than his lack of piety.

Feb 23, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A mother holding her baby.

More States Are Using Doulas to Help Solve the Maternal Health Crisis More States Are Using Doulas to Help Solve the Maternal Health Crisis

Over a dozen states reimburse services provided by these nonmedical professionals before, during, and after birth under Medicaid. But with this coverage comes new regulations.

Feb 22, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Mandy Cohen rubs her head while taking notes during her end-of-day check-in inside her office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion We’re Letting a Public Health Disaster Unfold In Slow Motion

Republicans are working hard to destroy our public health infrastructure. Too many Democrats are helping them. It needs to stop now.

Feb 22, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

Injured Palestinians, including children, are brought to Nasser Hospital to receive medical treatment following Israeli attacks in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on January 22, 2024.

Israel Has Created a Medical Apocalypse in Gaza Israel Has Created a Medical Apocalypse in Gaza

The hospital system is barely functional. Disease is running rampant. Medical workers are being kidnapped, tortured, and killed. And the world is letting it happen.

Feb 20, 2024 / Mary Turfah

Singer Taylor Swift attends the 66th Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden Taylor Swift May Yet Save Joe Biden

Attacks on the popular singer help highlight the sheer weirdness of Trump’s GOP.

Feb 5, 2024 / Comment / Jeet Heer

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