The poor in some cities — big ones like New York and Los Angeles, and also quite a few smaller ones — live nearly as long as their middle-class neighbors or have seen rising life expectancy in the 21st century. But in some other parts of the country, adults with the lowest incomes die on average as young as people in much poorer nations like Rwanda, and their life spans are getting shorter

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How to demand the best. People from racial and ethnic minority groups in America often get inferior care compared to white Americans

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Outsourcing Pregnancy

April 4, 2016

A visit to India’s surrogacy clinics. Julie Bindel, a strident opponent of surrogacy, travelled to India to find out more about a practice worth an estimated £690m a year on the subcontinent

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The level of lead in the blood of children in Flint probably will rise over the next few months, not because of continued problems with the city’s drinking water supply, but because of high levels of lead in the soil — especially in the city’s oldest and densest areas

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After attending a lecture on deindustrialization in Baltimore (one of six in a series), our Peter Young reflects on the issues raised related to race, justice, and health

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Listen Now: As cases of the Zika virus continue to rise throughout Latin America, moral and ethical conversations are being had about women’s reproductive health, medicine, and resources available to babies suffering from microcephaly–a developmental disorder that’s being linked to Zika. Ruth Faden joins us to talk about the intersection of public health and ethics.

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Have you ever been to Mosonmagyarovar? Thought of visiting Sopron? They’re two of Hungary’s hot new tourist destinations — but not for the scenery or the food. Hungary has more dentists per capita than any other country, and Mosonmagyarovar and Sopron have the highest concentration of dental clinics of any city

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Flint, Michigan residents couldn’t get answers about their water – so they did their own research. Andrew Maynard on citizens setting the science agenda

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