More Black mental health workers are needed to 'tackle cultural incompetence'

A student who experienced ‘culturally incompetent’ mental healthcare has launched an initiative to encourage more Black professionals into the field. Kelechi Matthias, a psychology student at the University of Warwick, has experienced first hand what it is like to receive counselling from someone who doesn’t truly understand your lived experiences […]

More than a decade of virus research at the APS laid the groundwork for more effective COVID-19 vaccines

There is light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel. Several vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 are now in clinical trials, with one—developed by Pfizer/BioNTech—already having been approved for emergency use in the United States. This has been the fastest development and rollout of any vaccine […]

‘No such thing as a little bit of pain:’ More cancer patients could benefit from rehabilitation

Cancer treatment isn’t just a matter of shrinking or removing a tumor. It also involves preserving or improving the patient’s quality of life. Rehabilitation services—such as behavioral therapies to alleviate pain and exercise to reduce fatigue—are a valuable way to do that. But they often aren’t included in cancer patients’ […]

We should talk more about toilets

The United Nations designated 19 November as World Toilet Day to raise awareness that 4.2 billion people live without access to safe sanitation, including in Indonesia. In Indonesia, around 25 million people do not use the toilet when defecating. One in three people does not have access to flush toilets, […]