New research shows that a US Republican policy is increasing rates of abortion by forty percent in 26 African countries. It is a bitter irony that the policy is designed to starve NGOS which offer advice on abortion or help for policymakers in making evidence-based decisions about abortion services. “Decisions made in Washington DC have … [Read more...] about The global gag rule does not stop abortions. It does the opposite.
Conspiracy theories - real and imagined - exert a virtually unparalleled grip on the public imagination. Many simply sell improbable books or over-hyped Netflix series. Anti-vaccination conspiracy theories, however, pose a threat to children and vulnerable adults around the world. Speculation about nefarious plots veer from the plausible to the … [Read more...] about Anti-vaccination movement show the damage conspiracy theories can do
A hard Brexit could be good news for the tobacco industry, warns an anti-smoking charity in Scotland. The warning comes amidst fears the UK government and tobacco companies - particularly British American Tobacco (BAT) - are becoming a little too close for comfort. Vulnerable to tobacco lobbying ASH Scotland has told a committee they are … [Read more...] about Brexit: A boon for Big Tobacco?