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Why Police Brutality Is a Public Health Issue

Beyond the statistics, though, we need to gather raw data on the lived experiences of police brutality’s victims—firsthand and secondhand—if we want to craft solutions that actually help them. “That data is not just numbers…I think we have to prioritize people’s stories,” Alang says. “Because if we have policy-making around police brutality or defunding the […]

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FDA Approves Prescription-Only Video Game For Children With ADHD

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has approved EndeavorRx, a prescription-only video game designed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The game, intended for children ages 8 to 12, is “the first game-based therapeutic granted marketing authorization by the FDA for any type of condition,” according to the agency’s press release.  […]

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Let’s Talk about Kissing

Sweet smooches. Precious pecks. Mischievous makeouts. Naughty nuzzles. That’s right – we’re talking about kissing. When you think about it rationally, kissing is weird. I’m going to take my mouth and press it against yours. Then we might move our mouths around, even getting some tongue action involved. If you’re an alien coming to Earth, […]

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Russia Sets Up ‘Disinfection Tunnel’ To Protect Putin From Virus, State Media Says

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the novel coronavirus by a special disinfection tunnel that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow must pass through, the state-controlled RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. The special tunnel, manufactured by a Russian company based in the town of Penza, has been installed at his official Novo-Ogaryovo […]

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What in the World is Vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia. Upon hearing this, did you think of a dinosaur-shaped like a vulva? You’re not the only one.  While this imagery is hilarious to think about, the reality of vulvodynia is not as funny. Vulvodynia is a broad stroke term for pain in the vulva lasting three or more months, without a known cause.  Depending on […]

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Your Cycle after Menopause

Congratulations! You made it through the end of your period portal and are on the other side. The side of menopause. With menopause, you may lose your period, but you gain so much more. Many women, as they enter this time in their lives, see societal expectations, obligations, and norms- fly out the window. They’re left […]

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4 Ways the Police Response to Protests Could Contribute to the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the anti-racism protests across the country continue, some experts worry that they’ll contribute to the spread of the coronavirus. But the police response to the protests—which so far has included tear gas, less-lethal rounds, and crowding protestors together—is also likely to lead to more coronavirus infections. Here are four specific ways that the police […]