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Public Health Through the Lens of Justice

The new issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health looks at public health through the lens of justice, illuminating efforts to break down fundamental barriers to health. Plus: the health risks of beauty salons, a practical guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant parents, and the age of antivirals.

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An award-winning podcast covering the latest on COVID as well as other urgent public health issues including racism, gun violence, mental health, climate change, and overdose.

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The Vulnerability of Health Care in Conflict: Ukraine and Beyond

Public health leaders are providing context and calling for action in response to the violence against hospitals, medical personnel, and other health care workers in ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Myanmar, Tigray, and elsewhere.

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How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here's What You Should Know

Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19.

Here's how they work and what you should know about them.

What is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Does it Happen? What Can You Do to Take Preventive Measures?

Affecting about 44 million people globally, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It could begin progressing 20 years or more before symptoms become apparent. 

Though we're still learning about this disease, experts believe there are things you can do to be proactive about your brain health—and potentially prevent Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

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Even Exceptions To Abortion Bans Pit A Mother’s Life Against Doctors’ Fears

With the end of Roe v. Wade’s abortion protections, there are now millions of Americans who won’t be able to get an abortion if they want one. Although for some who are seeking abortion because of the way a pregnancy is affecting their health, it shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to exceptions for the life of the mother that are common, even in the strictest abortion bans. But the medical professionals, legal experts and researchers say those exceptions are usually vague, creating an environment where patients have to meet some unspoken and arbitrary criteria to get treatment.