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Public restrooms may not be as dirty as you once though. In fact, that public privy isn't any dirtier than the rest of the environment, The New York Times' Well blog reports. In a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers decontaminated four restrooms and opened them to the...
In low and middle-income countries, more people are dying from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart failure, The New York Times reports. In the last 20 years, chronic disease deaths have jumped by over 50 percent in developing countries, a statistic that is likely influenced by the improvements made in...
According to Reuters, spending $25 per woman on sexual health services could significantly reduce the risk of death to both mother and child. A United Nations report indicated that there are 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to contraceptives, in addition to the tens of...