There are 111,616 incarcerated women in the US, a 7-fold increase since 1980. Some of these women are pregnant, but amid reports of women giving birth in their cells or shackled to hospital beds, prison and public health officials have no hard data on how many are pregnant, or on the outcomes of those pregnancies

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Protein of the Future

March 18, 2019

Get ready for a menu of lab-grown steaks, “bleeding” plant burgers, and cricket smoothies – w comments from our Ruth Faden and Jess Fanzo

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Whose History?

March 8, 2019

Scholars and students attempt to correct years of archival neglect at Johns Hopkins. After securing funding from the Berman Institute of Bioethics’ Exploration of Practical Ethics program, they reached out to existing organizations at the university, like the Black Faculty and Staff Association, to get their feedback

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Do Jails Kill People?

February 25, 2019

There may be no worse place to live in New York City than on Rikers Island…Most people whose lives end on Rikers die of natural causes, but there is no doubt that some deaths there have been caused by the culture and conditions of Rikers itself

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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is HIV-positive, has endorsed a plan to make Truvada, or PrEP, generic

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The rich tend to be in better health and fill fewer prescriptions over all, except for certain types of medications, an analysis finds

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The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism

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Dhruv Khullar writes that in a health system riddled with inequity, we risk making dangerous biases automated and invisible.

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