A new study found wide-ranging differences in lifespan in six major Latin American cities. The findings – which may be the first to give comprehensive, standardized data about life expectancy at birth within small areas of the cities – help researchers pinpoint what forces are linked to these disparities and what lessons can be learned by Philadelphia and other cities experiencing similar issues.
In one of the less contentious moments of President Trump’s State of the Union address, he announced a strategy to stop the spread of HIV in the United States by 2030. Though few details of […]
How do aspiring doctors spend their summers? For second-year medical student David Tomajan, a flight and a 3-day road trip across rugged terrain brought him to a remote, desert region in the Himalayas called Spiti […]
Asbestos. It isn’t just a word that sends a chill to homeowners renovating old buildings; it’s a naturally occurring mineral in widespread commercial and industrial use that still poses a public health hazard today. It’s […]
Every two minutes, three children die of diarrheal disease. Most of those deaths could be prevented with clean water and sanitation. We know the solution, and it sounds simple – so why haven’t we achieved […]