In Mexico, what happens when a miscarriage is treated as a crime?

A recent study found that at least 4,118 women in Mexico had been charged with the crime of abortion between 2000 and 2017.
May 15, 2019

UW study: Anti-immigrant political discourse can hurt immigrant health

A University of Washington professor found that anti-immigrant political rhetoric and cultural division can lead to health issues for immigrants.
Apr 10, 2019

Belize group builds movement for lesbian and bisexual community

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL) came from a need for support and education for lesbian and bisexual women in Belize.
Apr 2, 2019

Fighting liver disease in Nepal means changing traditions

In Kathmandu, incidence of liver disease has ballooned. Alcohol plays an important role in local culture, so rooting out the problem means digging deep into tradition.
Mar 25, 2019

Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”

Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019

Intersex and transgender Zambians rely on black market for hormone therapy

Some intersex and transgender Zambians say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision to avoid discrimination and possible arrest.
Dec 14, 2018

InSpa InSta Launch Party

InSpa is proud to announce the launch of our newest service: the InSta™ Facial. In just 30 minutes, watch your skin go from blah to fabulous with treatments tailored to your particular needs. ●      Got breakouts or excessive shine? Try InSta™Clear to clean pores and dry blemishes. ●      Have sensitive skin? The InSta™ Calm with relieve redness and […]
Sep 16, 2018

Introduction to Kratom Educational Event

Join us in-store for a special “kratom” educational event with medical professional guest speaker. Learn about the plant’s history, strains, uses and health benefits based on first-person experiences. Have your questions answered, get free samples, and chat with community members. Mitragyna speciose (aka kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree predominantly grown in the botanical regions […]
May 18, 2018

Uganda hospitals set terms on transfusions: no donors, no blood

Global Press Journal spoke with multiple people who say they’ve been told to find people to donate blood at a blood bank in order to receive a transfusion for themselves or a loved one.
Jun 11, 2018

Seattle’s communities of color lack trees

While Seattle aims for a goal of 30 percent urban tree coverage, the Chinatown-International District neighborhood has lagged behind other neighborhoods in getting trees.
Apr 26, 2018

Mentally disabled in rural Nepal suffer amid lack of support

Families of the mentally disabled in rural Nepal have few options, with the lack of doctors or monetary help.
Feb 14, 2018
Carolina Brandariz, a sociologist and teacher in charge of the Secretaria de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Género de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teachers union, worries that budget cuts will jeopardize sex education in Argentina’s schools. (Lucila Pellettieri, GPJ Argentina)

Argentina budget cuts hamper student access to sex education

Argentina's educators fight for the future of sex education legislation passed in 2006, as budget cuts threaten to halt implementation entirely.
Oct 11, 2017

Seattle soda tax to fund education, nutrition programs

Funds from the tax will go towards education and making healthy food more accessible to low-income communities.
Jun 7, 2017

Seattle soda tax could benefit health in communities of color, supporters say

Supporters say sugar beverages are disproportionately marketed to communities of color — which also have increased the risks of obesity and diabetes.
May 5, 2017

Jessamyn Stanley on being fat, black and a yoga instructor

Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and body positive activist, wants yoga to be accessible to those who need it most.
Apr 20, 2017

Pacific Island nationals in Washington could get health coverage help

Decades after the U.S. conducted nuclear tests at three Pacific Island nations, citizens still report chronic health issues.
Mar 8, 2017

Anti-vaccine parents in Uganda face jail time under new law

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children could now face six months in jail or a fine under a Ugandan law that went into effect in March.
Aug 23, 2016

Redmond mosque opens health clinic for patients in need

The new monthly health clinic providing free or subsidized care for patients in need is first of its kind in Washington state to be based in a mosque.
Jul 19, 2016

Hope or hoax? Zambia officials warn of herbalists claiming cures for HIV/AIDS

Patients who abandon antiretroviral drugs for herbal medicines risk death, experts say.
Jul 13, 2016

First Zika case identified in King County

A King County resident who had been in Colombia was diagnosed with the Zika infection, the first case in the county.
May 4, 2016