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Sexuality in the time of Trump

Sexuality in the time of Trump

Kevin Mintz, Stanford University I celebrated my first Gay Pride Day in San Francisco on June 28, 2015. Two days earlier, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage with the…

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Kevin Johnson, University of California, Davis In 2017, the Trump administration will likely continue and expand the Obama administration’s focus on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. Whether Trump will…

Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians

Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians

By Jocelyn Wiener In the months leading up to the presidential election, Guillermo and his friends at Oakland International High School had a running joke. “If Donald Trump wins,” they…

How to be a healthy user of social media

How to be a healthy user of social media

Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Charlotte Cecil, King’s College London Smoking during pregnancy is a well-known risk factor for many health problems in children, including low birth weight, heart defects and asthma…

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

William B. Farquhar, University of Delaware Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that…

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

High rates of medical student depression: What do they say about our health system?

Richard Gunderman, Indiana University A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that 27 percent of medical students around the world exhibit symptoms of depression and…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

Faced With Unaffordable Drug Prices, Tens Of Millions Buy Medicine Outside U.S.

By Rachel Bluth As drug prices have spiraled upward in the past decade, tens of millions of generally law-abiding Americans have committed an illegal act in response: They have…