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Expanded Mexico City Policy Could Affect Fight Against Zika, HIV/AIDS

NBC News

Trump’s executive action to bring back the policy was not itself surprising for a Republican president. But reproductive health advocates are alarmed by the rule’s expansion, with some claiming that it goes against American values.

Border Wall Terrible for the Environment and Wildlife


President Donald Trump’s proposed $20 billion monument to his insatiable fear of “the other” wouldn’t only stop undocumented people from entering the country, it would also harm the ecosystems and migratory patterns of over 100 threatened and endangered species.

How Virtual Reality Is Making Surgery Simpler at a Mexican Mountaintop Clinic


Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Jo Marchant travels to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a clinic with a difference.

For Indigenous, Fish Mean Much More Than Just Food

The Conversation

Numbers suggest how important seafood is for coastal indigenous people’s food security. But we also must consider their “food sovereignty,” which implies not only having enough food, but being able to choose what you eat.

Blue Corn May Help Fight Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Mexico Researchers Say


Eating blue corn may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, a new study carried in rats suggests.

Securing a Bold and Prosperous Future for Our Ocean

National Geographic

The ocean is powerful, but not invincible. It is rich, but not inexhaustible. For humans to thrive in the coming centuries, we will have to be smarter about how we approach the 70 percent of our planet the ocean covers.

Biologists Show New Prospects for Growing Human Replacement Organs in Animals

The New York Times

For the first time, biologists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos, shifting from science fiction to the realm of the possible the idea of developing human organs in animals for later transplant.

Fighting Diseases Like Zika with 'Mosquito Factories'

Michigan State University

MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread of Zika and dengue fever in China and Mexico.

Women's Health Clinics Around the World Will be Forced to Close Under the Mexico City Policy


Trump’s Global Gag Rule will obstruct and destroy the work of health care providers who are often women’s main — and sometimes only — source for reproductive health care, and their entry point for receiving a wide range of primary health care services.

Human-Triggered Earthquakes Pose Growing Risk

The Conversation

Events over the last century have shown mining is just one of many industrial activities that can induce earthquakes large enough to cause significant damage and death.

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