Health

Drugs. A colorful array of pills.

More Than 21,000 Drug Stores Across the Nation to Offer Free HIV-Prevention Drugs

A new government program–Ready, Set, PrEP–will protect 200,000 uninsured and vulnerable Americans. 

a road that is flooded out

Yankton Sioux Nation Struggling To Recover From Climate Disasters Without Federal Assistance

Health and infrastructure issues plague reservation after a series of floods and cyclones.

A silhouette of an army soldier can be seen against the shadow of a border fence.

Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Immigrant Insurance Rule

The government won’t be allowed to deny certain visas to people attempting to enter the United States without proof of insurance coverage.

Latinx teen lies on a bed and uses a laptop.

This Planned Parenthood Bot Teaches Teens About Sex

The bot, named Roo, is a direct response to the Trump administration’s push for abstinence-only sex education.

Aerial shot of smoggy day in Los Angeles, California.

Study Says Air Pollution Can Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

New research may explain why Black and Latinx people—who disproportionately breathe in toxic air—have a higher risk of getting the disease in America.

Three doctors wearing white doctor coats, stand together and hold protest signs. One reads "stop racist legislation."

Doctors Offer Flu Shots to Detained Migrants, Feds Say No

Medical professionals warn the Trump administration that a “devastating” epidemic could be on the horizon.

sign in Spanish warning residents not to play on grass at East Chicago superfund site

Report Finds Toxic Sites Plus Climate Change Could Soon Equal Disaster

And the Trump administration is reportedly not moving to protect the people of color who live near hundreds of Superfund sites.

a woman fills a plastic container of water as another women looks on in the Navajo Nation

Native Americans Are Group Most Likely Not to Have Running Water at Home

A new report found that race is the biggest factor in determining access to water and sanitation access.

Children's University Hospital. Black doctor in scrubs washing hands.

READ: How a Black Father Navigates the Health Care System

From the three-hour wait to the doctor who suggests that his 12-year-old son has syphilis, it’s a troubling journey.

industrial plant releases pollutants into the air next to a waterway

EPA Seeks to Ban Some Scientific Studies in Creation of Public Health Regulations

Health advocates warn there will be an increase in air pollution and unsafe water.

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New EPA Rules Will Allow More Coal Plants to Contaminate Fresh Water Supplies

Environmental activists warn that million of Americans—and a disproportionate number of people of color—will be affected.

Small children and their mothers stand in front of an officer who has a gun in his holster

Judge Blocks Rule Requiring Immigrants to Have Health Insurance to Secure Visas

“The ban would separate families and cut two-thirds of green-card-based immigration.”

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Restrictive Abortion Law

If it had gone into effect, abortion would have been illegal from the moment of conception.

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STUDY: Black Scientists Less Likely to Win Federal Funding For Research

Grant applications that include the words “socioeconomic,” “disparity” and “reproductive” are the least likely to win funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Black person in hospital gown standing in front of chemotherapy station

Why Is Endometrial Cancer Killing Black Women?

“We are not going to help women, and we are not going to solve this problem, if we don’t deal with the problem of race and racism.”

A Black person's hand pouring bottled water into a coffee maker

READ: Five Environmental Justice Activists On The Roots and Future of The Movement

Mustafa Ali, Dr. Robert Bullard and other key figures in environmental justice explore why their fight is a critical one.

Pramila Jayapal. South Asian American woman wears a pink blazer as she speaks before a crowd and stands behind a podium that has a red and white sign attached that reads: IMPEACH.

Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Deb Haaland Introduce Bill to Give Immigrants Access to Health Care

More than 120 organizations endorsed the Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families (HEAL) Act.

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ICYMI: FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug That Isn't Safety Tested for All

The Food and Drug Administration says that safety trials for Descovy primarily tested White cisgender men.

White and yellow sign reads "Danger: Radiation Risk" against a blue sky, silver chainlink fence and rusted barbed wire

Research Reveals High Levels of Radiation in Navajo Women Stemming From Cold War

“Thousands of abandoned uranium mines dot the Western landscape, hundreds on the Navajo Nation alone, continuing to expose families to the ill effects of radiation, including kidney failure and cancer.”