Health and Disease

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

A group of Palestinians, mostly children, hold out empty containers for food.

Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Cannot Prevent Catastrophe Without a Cease-Fire Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Cannot Prevent Catastrophe Without a Cease-Fire

As the death toll mounts, the urgent need for humanitarian aid has become a talking point that supposedly everyone can agree on. But the conditions on the ground in Gaza mean it’s ...

Jan 29, 2024 / Abdullah Shihipar

An outdoor mobile testing site in New York City.

After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand After Four Years of Covid, We’ve Still Got Our Heads In the Sand

Liberals are in denial. Conservatives are trying to destroy public health. And the virus is still raging.

Jan 25, 2024 / Comment / Gregg Gonsalves

Sarah Taber, 2024 candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture.

Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina Why I’m Running for Commissioner of Agriculture in North Carolina

The health of our state’s democracy depends so much on its agriculture and rural economics.

Jan 12, 2024 / Sarah Taber

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