Five on Friday: A Dose of Good News
It's finally Friday! Throughout the week, we share news pieces, journal articles, podcasts, and more between each other, so we keep informed as we do our work in health justice. Here, we share a selection of those pieces with you, five recommended articles from MCN staff, shared this week, including three Weekly Wins – because we can all use a dose of good news.
Kaethe recommended reading the new study examining the association between heat and mental health-related emergency room visits among US adults. The lead author is interviewed, and a link to the study is provided, in this Vox article. Why You Feel Grouchy on Super Hot Days
Amy forwarded on this important ProPublica piece, which is also available in Spanish. This issue is repeated in various forms across the US. Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry Relies on Undocumented Immigrants, but the State Won’t Let Them Legally Drive
Weekly Win: Myrellis shared the news about RiVive, a three-milligram naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, which can save lives when widely available. FDA Approves Second Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray Product
Weekly Win: Elizabeth celebrated this big win for low-income people in Texas, from the Texas Tribune. Texas House Votes to Repeal Sales Tax on Menstrual Products and Diapers
Weekly Win: Aníbal forwarded this press release from the US Department of Health and Human Services. This brings hope to the millions of people suffering from Long COVID. HHS Announces the Formation of the Office of Long COVID Research and Practice and Launch of Long COVID Clinical Trials Through the RECOVER Initiative