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New York’s Imminent Need for a Supervised Injection Facility

New York’s Imminent Need for a Supervised Injection Facility

By Sam Rolfe, Guest Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a radical, innovative proposal to combat opiate overdose deaths, the city should open Supervised Injection Facilities.

Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

Removal of Anti-Vaccine Film Triumph for Science

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is no defensible reason to prop up the ravings of a discredited hack as a pillar of free speech.

Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While the anti-vaccination movement is without merit, the removal of the controversial film "Vaxxed" undermines the integrity of the Tribeca Film Festival, and does little to prevent the spread of the anti-vaccination movement.

NYU Students’ Social Impact Project Empowers Women in Nepal

NYU Students’ Social Impact Project Empowers Women in Nepal

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU's Professor Fayard lead a group of students to slums in Kathmandu, Nepal to implement a female leadership and empowerment pilot program.

Zika Virus Does Not Justify Rights Infringement

Zika Virus Does Not Justify Rights Infringement

By Connor Borden, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The presence of the Zika Virus has led to some governments taking action that infringes on the rights of women to be sexually active.

Prizes Not Patents: Racing for the Cure Requires Teamwork

Prizes Not Patents: Racing for the Cure Requires Teamwork

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our governments and organizations like WHO need to recognize that a prudent shift to prizes is worth trying in order to gather a hesitant public’s support. This new system will reward innovation — not greed.

60% of Ebola aid not reaching affected region

60% of Ebola aid not reaching affected region

By Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under News

An NYU assistant professor of global health policy published a study in the British Medical Journal that says that only 40 percent of funds raised to combat ebola reached affected countries.

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla...

New Yorkers should mind personal health

New Yorkers should mind personal health

February 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been teetering on the proverbial line between suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and being downright disgusted by people’s vile public habits. With the recent flu and norovirus epidemics, my trepidations have become unbearable with every subway ride and trip...

NYU students launch online public health journal

NYU students launch online public health journal

November 14, 2012


Filed under News

An online journal dedicated to global and domestic health, The Torch, is launching online Thursday. Led by students from the College of Arts and Science, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the College of Nursing and NYU Abu Dhabi,  the publication is intended to encourage...