Health

Pepsico Admits That Aquafina Water Comes From Tap

STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers

A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure. 

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New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty

The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.

Women hold pink signs with white lettering. They read, "Stand with women," and "Protect women's health."

Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States

“We need to do more than just fight against the bad policies—now is the time to push for good ones.”

Black woman with yellow flowers in her hair, a beaded necklace and two mastectomy scars

This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week

Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.

READ: Black Woman in Mississippi Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Stillbirth

Advocates fear this is the latest in a trend of women of color being criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes.

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New Billboard Campaign Counters 'Abortion Reversal' Misinformation

The Abortion Care Network put up billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to the state nursing board’s recent approval of a course on medication abortion “reversal.”

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

STUDY: Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Flint Water Crisis

Researchers trace a rise in the illness to the water source that triggered the crisis.

Senate Rejects Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

“This vote served as a useless exercise to unsuccessfully undermine the rights of pregnant individuals.”

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Senate Confirms Alex Azar as New Head of the Department of Health and Human Services

“We fear that HHS is badly off-course and doubt Mr. Azar will make the changes needed to really put patients’ interests first.”

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ICYMI: Trump Administration Creates New Division to Protect 'Conscience Rights' of Providers

Advocates argue that the new ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’ division of the Office of Civil Rights will allow broad discrimination against women and LGBT people.

Forum Explores Widespread Discrimination Experienced by People of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation forum focused on community-driven solutions to discrimination in health, housing and policing.

A school bus crosses a makeshift automobile bridge, after the original bridge was washed away during Hurricane Maria flooding, on December 20, 2017 in Morovis, Puerto Rico.

EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico

Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.

A Black woman with a sign that says "Fight ignorance not immigrants"

Start the New Year With These 7 Reproductive Justice Resolutions

Sistersong invited organizations that support reproductive justice to share their #RJResolutions for 2018. Here are seven of our favorites.

A Black woman holds her daughter at a rally and is holding a sign that says "Children Matter."

Millions of Children of Color Poised to Lose Health Insurance in 2018

States are running out of money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for nearly nine million children in low-income households.

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WATCH: A Reminder That You Have One More Week to Sign Up for Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period ends on December 15.

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READ: How Racism Makes Pregnancy Dangerous for Black Women

Black women are 300 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes than White women.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

Billboard reads, "Boiling your water does not remove lead."

Flint Finally Has A New Permanent Water Source

The predominantly Black residents of the Michigan city have been without safe water for 1,316 days.

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3 Things You Should Know About HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar

Meet President Donald Trump’s new choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Primatene Mist, a nonprescription inhaler used to help asthma patients breathe better during an asthma attack.

REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans

A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.