Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
By Levi Gahman and Gabrielle Thongs, The Conversation
The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. The region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched inequality.
By Luis Gómez Romero, The Conversation
Shattered by powerful back-to-back earthquakes, Mexico is facing daunting damages across six states. Now Chiapas and Oaxaca, the country's two poorest states, which were hit first, fear neglect.
By Jodi Frances Abbott, The Conversation
There are two medications that prevent preterm birth, the most common cause of perinatal death in the U.S. Poor black women aren’t getting either.
By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester, The Conversation
After extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey, city planners need to think about the smartest way to rebuild.
By David Campbell, The Conversation
Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations – especially when there are many urgent needs and countless ways to spend…
By Nina Lam, The Conversation
Hurricane Harvey shows that inland communities also are at risk as flood zones increase.
By Katharine Hayhoe, The Conversation
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has a unique perspective on ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality of climate change because she was there.
By Melissa Holt, The Conversation
All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs.
By Robin Feldman, The Conversation
While opioids have become easier to obtain through illicit markets, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
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