Women of Color Spend More Than $8 Billion on Bleaching Creams Worldwide Every Year

Bleaching the skin is common. It's also potentially life-threatening and harms women's self esteem.

Your Wellness

Get the Facts: What You Need To Know About Vaccines

Vaccines are safe and effective — and you should be getting them

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COVID-19 and the Growing Importance of Diverse Participation in Clinical Trials

Women and minorities should join studies to develop more effective treatments

Policy

Survey Says: Less Than Half of Respondents Plan To Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Sorting through concerns and clearing up misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine

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How We Got the COVID-19 Vaccine So Quickly and Safely

The COVID-19 vaccine was made in record time, without sacrificing stringent safety measures.

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Do You See Red Like I See Red?

Color is an inherent part of visual experience, so it's disconcerting to think the way two people perceive the world might be totally different.

Science and Technology

When Your Chance for a Covid Shot Comes, Don’t Worry About the Numbers

With a third authorized COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, experts advise taking the first one available to you

Prevention & Screenings

We Scanned the DNA of 8,000 People to See How Facial Features Are Controlled by Genes

The findings could aid in developing personalized treatment plans in fields like orthodontics or reconstructive surgery

Science and Technology

Global Disabilities Map Visualizes the Strength and Power of Millions of Athletes Around the World

This interactive map advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. and around the world

Chronic Care Issues

Your Brain’s Built-in Biases Insulate Your Beliefs From Contradictory Facts

Our cognitive bias can lead to irrational decisions, with devastating public health consequences

Science and Technology

Why Women’s Health Should Be a Priority for the New Congress

We've come a long way, but disparities still exist

Policy

Laughing Is Good For Your Mind and Your Body – Here’s What the Research Shows

Laughter has physical and mental health benefits and goodness knows we could all use a little levity as we close out 2020

Self-Care & Mental Health

No, Soaring Covid-19 Cases Are Not Due to More Testing – They Show a Surging Pandemic

High and rising test-positivity rates provide more evidence that COVID-19 is spreading uncontrollably around the country, overwhelming ICUs

Science and Technology

A New Data-Driven Model Shows That Wearing Masks Saves Lives – and the Earlier You Start, the Better

Big transformational reforms are unlikely, but the new administration can make smaller changes that will improve the lives of millions of Americans

Science and Technology