public health

May 17, 2011

The ongoing evil of asbestos exports

Murray Dobbin
To help cover their tracks in the international trade of asbestos, the federal government has deliberately suppressed efforts to get at the facts of asbestos contamination in Canada.
May 13, 2011
Insite in Vancouver. Photo: Stephen Dyrgas/Flickr

The verdict is in: Insite saves lives

Peter Wrinch
Vancouver's supervised injection facility, Insite -- the most thoroughly studied health-care site in Canada's history; all studies point to it saving lives. Yet the feds continue to fight it in court.
Jul 16, 2010

HIV shoots up

Nico Little
Strict laws on the criminalization of drug use and drug users are fuelling the spread of HIV and should be reviewed, say experts. This video explores various countries' drug laws.
Jan 18, 2010

It's the structure, stupid!

Nico Little
An epidemiologist friend challenged me to explain how homophobia leads to increased rates of HIV among gay men. This is my response.
Nov 4, 2009

Self-loathing and governments

Trish Hennessy
What happens when we elect self-loathing governments? A lingering economic crisis. H1N1 virus vaccine fiascos. The list goes on.


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