Filed Under: “Public health”

‘Absolutely terrifying’: criminal defense attorneys warn about impacts of Roe reversal

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Yes, the evidence shows that (surgical) masks work against the coronavirus

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As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, it’s vital to keep in mind that surgical masks are an important part of stopping infections


Covid cut pollution and got us outside

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Urban planners need to find ways to reduce traffic and provide equal access to green spaces


Sleep deficits are robbing lower-income people of health and earning power

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Economic inequality manifests in ways people often don’t expect, including how much sleep we get at night


Unqualified Covid pundits have become a real challenge to public health education

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‘Hot-take’ culture has turned public health debate into a battlefield strewn with misinformation.


All that extra screen time is hurting your eyes

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Using a computer or smart phone all day is bad for everyone’s eyes, but there are some ways to help yourself


Vaccine incentive programs are taking off everywhere, over the objections of critics

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Covid vaccine lotteries and cash incentives are becoming wildly popular, but critics say they’re a blunt instrument with some potential downsides


Lacking a vaccine for their kids, some parents are continuing to wear masks

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Some parents are finding they have to keep wearing masks until their young children can be vaccinated against Covid-19 as well


Many employees don’t want to return to the office, their bosses don’t seem to care

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As restrictions against office work have lifted, some employers are breaking promises of continuing to allow remote working


The epidemic of premature death among black men is about more than the coronavirus and police injustice

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Public health policies in the U.S. need to focus on remedies to black mens’ unique medical needs


 

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