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The Fight to Overturn El Salvador’s Abortion Law

El Salvador is one of only four countries in the world with a total abortion ban. Local activists are using advocacy strategies to change both the laws and social norms from within the country.

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Support of Same-Sex Love and Marriage Improves Health

Happy Valentine’s Day from Public Health Post! The spirit of the day presents a special opportunity to emphasize the connection between love, law, and health outcomes, in this case, the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Higher Minimum Wage Helps Population Health

Data shows that higher minimum wage improves health and nutrition and decreases stress. Opponents argue that higher minimum wages endanger jobs by hurting small businesses and encouraging the shift to automation.

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Pathways to Stress: The Problem Starts at Home

Poor quality housing causes chronic stress. Energy insecurity—an inability to adequately meet household energy needs—can result in unpaid energy bills or residents living in a home that is too hot or cold.

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Recent Hurricanes Highlight Toxic Chemical Releases

Hazardous waste is often disproportionately located in low-income and minority neighborhoods, making them vulnerable to chemical releases caused by severe weather events.

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The Black-White Infant Mortality Gap

64,876 babies could have been saved between 1999 and 2013 by eliminating the Black-White infant mortality gap , according to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health.

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