As coronavirus rates rise in urban areas, physicians are expressing concern about the lack of resources in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
In this week’s health related news, we break down the good, the bad and the misleading when it comes to COVID-19, and run down some recent updates on the reproductive health beat.
To encourage and protect voting, Congress should take action in three intersecting areas—security, access (including vote-by-mail expansion), and funding—to preserve the integrity of Election Day.
Rep. Jan Schakowksy (D-Il) introduced a bill to repeal the Helms Amendment which prohibits US foreign aid from being used for abortion services.
For women, our most economically productive age overlaps with prime reproductive years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to control reproduction is one of the most important factors impacting our economic trajectories.
A new report reveals that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Black and brown communities—and that inadequate data reporting is reinforcing these disparities.
The recent June Medical Services vs. Russo decision safeguarded the right to abortion access for vulnerable communities in Louisiana—but it was a small victory in the larger battle for abortion rights and access. Ms. talked to Pearl Ricks, Executive Director of the Reproductive Justice Action Collective, about the June Medical decision and the gatekeeping of abortion in the U.S.—and who it affects most.
“People in the South want to be able to access abortions—whether they ever get one in their lives or not. But who are the louder voices? Who are the ones most adamantly going out and voting?”
By 2050, nearly half of Americans will belong to a minority group. Yet, diagnosis and treatment for skin conditions has been primarily based on knowledge of presenting symptoms on white skin. This problem impacts all non-white patients—but especially those with darker skin, as signs of skin disease and internal infection may be harder to distinguish.
“The narrative within textbooks needs to change.”
For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we start by running-down the most recent findings, wins and attacks to reproductive health—then bring you the good news and (unfortunately) the bad, concerning the pandemic.
This year’s law school bar examination, in particular, is high stress and high stakes. Nearly 3,000 lawyers, law professors and recent graduates are demanding a clear, consistent statement that authorizes people to carry and use their own menstrual products while taking the bar exam in every state.