Fighting Words

Trump Is a Health Hazard to His Supporters

I’ll never forget how a man pulling an oxygen tank because of severe lung disease told me he would rather die than receive benefits from the Affordable Care Act because it used his tax dollars on “Mexicans and welfare queens."
Jonathan Metzl

Replacing Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Could Reduce Sexual Violence

Teens who receive comprehensive sex education before college have a lower risk of being sexually assaulted.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD

These Cities Are Beginning to Treat Violent Crime as a Public Health Issue

The school of thought suggests that violent behavior itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.
Samira Shackle
Race and Health

Cops Are Nearly 3 Times More Likely to Kill Black Americans Than White Americans

Black and brown people are also getting killed at younger ages, losing more total years of life
Melissa Pandika
mental health

This Is the Difference Between Normal Fighting and Verbal Abuse

A psychologist gives us six examples of verbal abuse in a relationship.
Juli Fraga

Violence Is Just Part of the Job When You're a Nurse

"We've had nurses get kicked so hard they could hardly stand up, and they're asked to finish their shift."
Jason Silverstein
mental health

Being Violent Against Others Can Also Give You PTSD

"This raises huge issues for the future mental states of many young people."
Grace Robinson
ask a doctor

Exactly What to Do in an Acid Attack

Doctors tell us how to contain the damage.
Jalal Baig, MD
Fighting Words

Science Says You Should Play More Violent Video Games

Don't let the fearmongers tell you otherwise.
Joe Donnelly
Feeling The Feels

Not Every Mass Murderer Is Insane, Study Says

Some people just have "extreme overvalued beliefs," apparently.
Helen Donahue