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Do soda taxes fight obesity? How did Juul hook American teens? Vox tackles all your questions about public health issues and trends.

Why don’t we have vaccines for fungal infections?

How the US can stop the spread of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus

The doomers are wrong about humanity’s future — and its past

Why 70 percent of the world’s maternal deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa

We can overcome vaccine hesitancy. Just look at the HPV shot.

Why it’s so hard to get answers on long Covid

The campaign to make insulin less expensive just scored a major victory

The pay gap between hospital CEOs and nurses is expanding even faster than we thought

The new scientific review on masks and Covid isn’t what you think

How bad of a norovirus wave is the US in for? 

Millions of people are about to get kicked off Medicaid

Nobody but your doctor should know your menstrual history

It doesn’t take that many electric cars to improve public health

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Obesity in the age of Ozempic

Can you get bird flu?

What an abortion hotline reveals about reproductive care after Roe

Biden is ending the Covid public health emergency. Here’s what that means for you.

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Believe it or not, we are not going to be sick forever

Were bivalent boosters worth it?

Congress’s bipartisan deal to spend billions more fighting HIV and malaria abroad

A worrisome trend in American hospitals is hurting poor patients

Why we can’t turn off the NFL

The medical system has failed Black Americans for centuries. Could reparations be the answer?

2022 was the worst for many US hospitals. The aftershocks will last for years.

Great news for germs

Why are American lives getting shorter?

5 studies released in 2022 that might change how you think about health care

5 experts share how to make day care less germy

Ron DeSantis’s vaccine “investigation” is all about beating Trump

China’s health system isn’t ready for the end of “zero Covid”

The US has never recorded this many positive flu tests in one week

Why does the US keep running out of medicine?

Syphilis rates are soaring in South Dakota’s American Indian communities. What’s going on?

Going home for the holidays? Boost, mask, and test beforehand.

New RSV vaccines are coming. This is very, very good news.

Forget tainted candy: The scariest thing on Halloween is parked in your driveway

Why everybody you know is sick right now

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