Gas stoves are linked to childhood asthma — and advocates want them out of public housing

Originally published by The 19th A new study bolstering evidence of the connection between childhood asthma and gas stovetops has added urgency to calls for federal housing authorities to remove gas stoves from public housing, where a majority of households are headed by women.  The study, released last week in the International Journal of Environmental …

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More students will likely become pregnant post-Roe. Who will support them?

Originally published by The 19th This story about pregnant students was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter. LaTavia BigBack was 17, a high school junior, when she and her friends were in a car crash. In the hospital, the doctor asked if …

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Travel nurses saw an increase in pay during the pandemic. Now, they could lose those benefits

Travel nurses, who are in high demand and earning as much as twice their pre-pandemic wages, are in an uproar after legislators call for an investigation that could lead to lowering their pay. Written by Chabeli Carrazana – Economy Reporter For the nurses who have witnessed the darkest moments of the pandemic under harrowing work …

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Women’s basketball is finally getting equal treatment in NCAA Final Four branding

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By Orion Rummler, the 19th For decades, the college basketball Final Four, the much hyped semi-final and championship weekend, only referred to the men’s tournament. It’s not that women’s college basketball didn’t have an equivalent — theirs was just referred to as the Women’s Final Four (emphasis ours). The tournament, by default, was all about …

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Olympic officials nudge sports federations toward greater inclusion for transgender and nonbinary athletes

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday recommended that elite sports organizations reevaluate how they include transgender, nonbinary and intersex athletes and determine their eligibility for competition alongside cisgender athletes, in a nonbinding and wide-ranging update to the organization’s previous policies.  The IOC’s guidelines are not legally binding, and implementation is up to international sports federations …

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‘For all families and gender identities’: WNBA union denounces Texas abortion ban in New York Times ad

“Reproductive rights are human rights. Family planning is freedom.” This statement is at the heart of a full-page print ad that the WNBA players’ union is running  in the New York Times on Sunday against Texas’ six-week abortion ban and in support of reproductive rights, in what the player’s association executive director Terri Jackson described …

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When ‘breast is best’ becomes too much: Many parents feel pressure and even shame when breastfeeding isn’t possible

Jennifer Gerson Jennifer Gerson Originally published by The 19th Throughout Gray Chapman’s pregnancy, visits to her midwife’s office always meant being asked if she planned to breastfeed. The question didn’t faze Chapman, who told The 19th that she would answer by saying, “Yeah, if it works great, but if not, there’s always formula!” At the …

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