A multidisciplinary publication exploring the intersection of healthcare and human rights in today’s world.
Written by Anushka Angle & Dipika Pujara For centuries, women have been struggling to fend for their rights regarding voting, jobs, social responsibilities and natural processes such as pregnancy. Up until 1973, the termination of an unwanted pregnancy — except to save the woman’s life — was illegal, but due … Continue reading Texas’ Controversial Abortion Ban
Written by Victoria Van Drost Slavery is considered one of the darkest periods in American history. Its ugliness is often masked by modern faith that slavery’s racist foundations have since evolved into universally equitable societies. Institutionalized ideologies that once deemed slaves only three-fifths of a human being have evolved into … Continue reading What Color is Pain?
The Black Opioid Epidemic: The irreparable impact of a single pharmaceutical company on the black community
By Mohamed Diagne By the year 2000, pharmaceutical companies had convinced medical professionals across the United States that opioid analgesics – a highly potent painkiller that successfully marketed itself as a therapeutic drug in the late 1990s – would not deleteriously affect the mental stability of patients, nor make them … Continue reading The Black Opioid Epidemic: The irreparable impact of a single pharmaceutical company on the black community
Nationalism as a Threat to Public Health: How the United States Government has Manipulated the COVID-19 Pandemic to Further Inhumane Treatment of Migrants
Written by Cameryn Peknik With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus across the United States, there was little shock when the US government announced that airports would be closed, and travel bans would soon take effect. But this was not true for everyone. Between March and June of 2020, … Continue reading Nationalism as a Threat to Public Health: How the United States Government has Manipulated the COVID-19 Pandemic to Further Inhumane Treatment of Migrants
Written by Cecilia Rogers This year, on the list of clinical trials for the United States National Institute of Health (NIH) is Moderna’s trial for an experimental HIV vaccine. The novel vaccine, like their COVID-19 vaccine, is an mRNA vaccine. This new technology could help stimulate an immune response in … Continue reading The Possibility of an HIV Vaccine and How it Could Bring Justice to Queer Communities
Written by Olivia Young When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the world stopped. The need for education, however, did not—challenging rural educators to respond. According to the 2010 U.S. census, nearly 60 million people live in a rural area. A rural area is defined as “any population, housing, or territory NOT … Continue reading Rural Education During COVID-19: How are Educators Supporting their Students
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