April 24, 2024

Suicide Rates Are Now Higher Among Young Adults Than the Middle-Aged

(Generation Tech) – When discussing age and suicide, it’s become near-gospel to note that suicide rates are highest among the middle-aged. “Suicide rates highest among middle-aged men,” read the headline of a 2017 NBC News article. The website for the … Read More

April 8, 2024

Vatican Blasts Gender-Affirming Surgery, Surrogacy and Gender Theory as Violations of Human Dignity

(Associated Press) – The Vatican on Monday declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy as grave violations of human dignity, putting them on par with abortion and euthanasia as practices that it said reject God’s plan for human life. The Vatican’s doctrine … Read More

March 21, 2024

Women Are Getting Off Birth Control Amid Misinformation Explosion

(Washington Post) – Physicians say they’re seeing an explosion of birth-control misinformation online targeting a vulnerable demographic: people in their teens and early 20s who are more likely to believe what they see on their phones because of algorithms that … Read More

March 14, 2024

Vaccine-Skeptical Mothers Say Bad Health Care Experiences Made Them Distrust the Medical System

(The Conversation) – I’m a cultural anthropologist who studies the ways feelings and beliefs circulate in American society. To investigate what’s behind mothers’ vaccine skepticism, I interviewed vaccine-skeptical mothers about their perceptions of existing and novel vaccines. What they told … Read More