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Do soda taxes fight obesity? How did Juul hook American teens? Vox tackles all your questions about public health issues and trends.

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Scott O’Neill hopes to go out of business with his disease-fighting program

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Ashley Muteti transformed her loss into social change in Kenya

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Nikki Teran wants to stop the next pandemic

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Varsha Venugopal and Fiona Conlon are using gossip to save lives

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Seye Abimbola hopes to amplify marginalized voices in the global health space

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Ticora Jones has supercharged global development research

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Moitshepi Matsheng and Noam Angrist are working to reduce HIV transmission in Botswana

I give 10 percent of my income to charity. You should, too.

The US doesn’t have universal health care — but these states (almost) do

Why are so few people getting the latest Covid-19 vaccine?

It’s getting increasingly dangerous to be a newborn in the US

Hollywood is missing the big picture on the opioid crisis

Patients don’t know how to navigate the US health system — and it’s costing them

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Who thought flexible spending accounts were a good idea?

There’s a morning-after pill to prevent sexually transmitted infections

Nearly 2 million kids have been kicked off Medicaid this year

What could cause a malaria comeback in the US — and what could stop it

The lifesaving, Nobel Prize-winning discovery that almost didn’t happen

What a striking new study of death in America misses

More young, healthy people should be getting Paxlovid when they get Covid

Another Covid-19 winter is coming. Here’s how to prepare.

Lead poisoning kills millions annually. One country is showing the way forward.

What happened to the family doctor?

The dangers of virus hunting

How America became a nation of gamblers

Narcan — the opioid overdose medication — will finally be available over the counter

Medicare’s first-ever drug price negotiations, briefly explained

You still need to tell your friends if you get Covid

Half the world is at risk of dengue. Why is there no universal way to prevent it?

Fauci’s replacement is the person America’s STI crisis needs

What do Americans want from their food? The answers are in the Trader Joe’s recalls.

Why the mosquito that spreads West Nile virus is becoming resistant to insecticides

This tick’s spit can make you allergic to meat

Is it time to be worried about Covid-19 again?

The FDA approved a new preventive shot for RSV, the leading cause of US infant hospitalization

8 people have acquired malaria in the US. They’re the first in 20 years.

The WHO declared aspartame “possibly” causes cancer. Here’s what that means.

The next big question about over-the-counter birth control

How an LGBTQ clinic in Uganda keeps going amid rising homophobic violence

What to do if you’re worried about “forever chemicals” in your drinking water