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Does Scaring People Work When It Comes to Health Messaging?
James Dillard, Penn State In the recent film “Don’t Look Up,” two astronomers learn that a comet is on track to collide with Earth and destroy human civilization. When they try to sound the alarm, all manner of obstacles get in their way. In the end, well, you’ll have...
What are HeLa cells? A cancer biologist explains
Ivan Martinez, West Virginia University In an amazing twist of fate, the aggressive cervical cancer tumor that killed Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year old African American mother, became an essential tool that helped the biomedical...
Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities
Eric Kyere, IUPUI Some critics of Black Lives Matter say the movement itself is racist. Their frequent counterargument: All lives matter. Lost in that view, however, is a historical perspective. Look back to the late 18th century, to the very beginnings of the U.S.,...
Statues of doctor who experimented on slaves in question
Stephen Kenny, University of Liverpool Confederate generals are not the only statues causing public outrage in the US. On Saturday, protesters gathered in New York City’s Central Park to call for the removal of a monument to James Marion Sims – the “father of...