In the last two decades, needle exchange programs have slowly become more prevalent across the United States, and they have been shown to significantly impact bloodborne pathogens. Unfortunately, the lack of federal organization and the stigma surrounding these programs do not bode well for effectively addressing bloodborne illnesses.
Reports of ineffective vaccines given to thousands of children have sparked uproar in China. What does this mean for public perception of vaccines?
Improvements in treatment have allowed HIV-positive individuals to live longer, healthier lives. However, many still suffer from the negative stigma surrounding HIV.
Several counties in Southern California are racing to contain a hepatitis A outbreak disproportionately affecting their homeless populations.
Imagine a world in which humans could create anything they wanted. From robotic human automation to geoengineering capabilities, technology and science is now bringing the world closer to these possibilities than ever before.
Every year, students leave for college and say goodbye to their parents, often resulting in an additional farewell to their health. Without their parents’ constant nagging to take vitamins and dress warmly, many college students end up prioritizing other tasks over their own health. Homesickness
How Political Parties in America Slowed the Response to a Global Health Crisis by Noah Forougi Over a year after the Zika outbreak in South America took a turn for the worse, Congress finally agreed to fund $1.1 billion to combat Zika. When the Zika
by Erica Munson Midterm season is a common time for students to be stressed out, having little capacity to focus on anything but studying. Ironically, by centering their attention solely upon their studies, students can forget to take care of their health and end up
by Sean Conners Responsible for over 600,000 deaths each year, malaria is the number 1 killer worldwide. Having learned about the disease in almost every public health lecture at Cal, I came to Tanzania with an abundant supply of malaria prophylaxis, bug spray, and long-sleeve shirts and
The HPV Vaccine and California By Kevin Yuan Genital human papilloma virus, also called HPV, is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection, especially in the United States. There are more than a hundred strains of the virus, where less than half cause some form