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Trump-Pence would be disastrous for U.S. public health.

September 14, 2016

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  Joseph Lachman, 9/13/2016 The Trump-Pence ticket is a threat to the health to everyone living in the U.S., and perhaps the world. Their policy proposals and stances regarding crucial public health issues are at best naive, and at worst, completely wrong. We’re not going to waste time here arguing about a lot of the […]

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Science and Law: Bragdon v. Abbott: How does HIV fit into disability law?

July 13, 2016

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BRAGDON v. ABBOTT 524 U.S. 624 (1998) In the previous post, we discussed how the Rehabilitation Act prevented a woman with tuberculosis from being fired without proper risk evaluation thanks to the act’s protections of handicapped persons. This decision helped set a precedent for a later case in 1998, 8 years after the passage of […]

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Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson needs to stop talking about sex.

October 8, 2014

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“Biblically correct sex is safe,” Robertson reportedly claimed during a sermon in West Monroe, Louisiana last month. “It’s safe. You’re not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS — if you, if a man marries a woman, and neither of you have it, and you keep your sex between the two of you, you’re not […]

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