Public health consequences of Islamophobia

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Donald Trump has built his presidential campaign on demonizing immigrant and religious minorities without regard for the damage he instills... Read more

Drought and health: What can Pa. and N.J. learn from California?

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In recent months, drought watches have been declared for more than half the counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due to below-normal precipitation... Read more

Housing: The neglected first-line treatment to end HIV/AIDS

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For people with a home, HIV can be a manageable condition. But for those without stable housing, HIV remains extremely dangerous, even deadly... Read more

Kissing Bugs: Kiss Off!

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Kissing Bugs (scientific name Triatomine Bug) are in the news these days. They get their name from the fact that they like to bite humans around... Read more

'Extra, Extra, Get Your (Healthy) Bananas!'

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Gluten-free diets (excluding gluten protein found in grains) are used to treat celiac, an immune system disease affecting about 1 percent of... Read more

A vaccine against the epidemic of mass imprisonment

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A powerful group of United States senators unveiled a bill last month designed to reform federal criminal sentencing laws. If passed, the Sentencing... Read more

Bacon! (And health!)

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The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer got bacon lovers upset with its recent report linking cancer to... Read more

Is poverty a crime?

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One story in Philadelphia recently captured a lot of attention. Just before midnight on a Friday two weeks ago, a SEPTA police officer found... Read more