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Samantha Allen – CDC Gives U.S. an F for Sex Ed

When it comes to sexual education, American schools are failing. There’s no nice way to put this: Sex education in the United States sucks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data today showing that fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach all 16 sex education topics recommended by the agency. In a country …

Impact of Rapid Urbanization on Health by CESAR CHELALA

Rapid urbanization has significant repercussions on migrants’ health. The increasing movement of people from rural to urban areas often alters the characteristic epidemiological disease profile of the country, and at the same time new diseases appear or old ones reemerge. Such is the case of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Urbanization is also associated with changes in diet and exercise that …