The “war on obesity” focuses far too little attention to the harms inflicted on individuals in the name of fighting fat. Writer Susan Greenhalgh’s new book gives voice to young people whose lives are dominated — and often devastated — by endless battles over weight and by body hatred.
A newly developed vaginal ring that releases a continuous flow of an anti-HIV drug significantly reduces a woman’s risk of contracting HIV.
The Republicans have hamstrung efforts by Democrats to fund anti-Zika efforts by including anti-abortion language in the legislation, stripping money from the Affordable Care Act, and barring Planned Parenthood from receiving funds.
Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network and co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices, points to some good news: recent studies show that racial and ethnic disparities in health coverage and access to health care are shrinking as a result of the Affordable Care Act.