Last week, two opinion pieces highlighted solutions to the US’s shameful rates of maternal mortality, and the appalling racial disparities in risk of death during and after childbirth.
Senator Harris’s bill to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality has won praise, but several commenters have also noted that much larger steps will also be necessary to fix the conditions that put black women at elevated risk of a range of health problems
Recent pieces address the EPA’s sudden hostility to pesticide science, low-income parents’ struggle to get enough diapers, testing an infectious disease early-warning system at the hajj, and more.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals orders EPA to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos because the evidence shows that it’s harmful.
The comment deadline on the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule is Tuesday, July 31. If implemented, it will severely damage a successful program that used to enjoy bipartisan support and that has helped millions of low-income people access high-quality reproductive healthcare.
Last week, EPA held a hearing about its proposed rule to restrict the research it can use in regulating, and scores of public health advocates attended to speak out against it.