Articles in science & nature tagged with health

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Adam Gaffney

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.

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Zachary Dorner

Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.

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Sanjay G. Reddy Arnab Acharya

Ensuring a COVID-19 vaccine is available to all makes both moral and economic sense.

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Amy Moran-Thomas

Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.

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Marco Ramos Tess Lanzarotta Iris Chandler

American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.

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Jonathan Fuller

The debate over pandemic response is not only about the facts—including the grim death toll. It's also about the relationship between science and decision-making, where values inevitably play a role.

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Trisha Greenhalgh

The UK government’s ultra-cautious approach to “evidence-based” policy has helped cast doubt on public health interventions. The definition of good medical and public health practice must be urgently updated.

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Sunaura Taylor

Nineteenth-century reformers understood the deep connections between public health and environmental protection. That's why struggles for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal are two sides of the same coin.

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John P. A. Ioannidis

As policymakers debate the right response to COVID-19, they must take seriously the harms of pandemic policies, not just their benefits.

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Peter Godfrey-Smith

Science’s victory over bacteria, viruses, and other microbes is far from assured—and we may be part of the problem.