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Nashwa Khan

Nashwa Khan is currently living and learning in the Greater Toronto Area. Her work has been published in a variety of places including Vice, Rewire, This Magazine, and The New York Times. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Environmental Studies at York University with areas of concentration focused on narrative medicine, community and public health. She is an avid storyteller, lover of medical humanities, and public health education. Feel free to tweet her @nashwakay

Cuba Cars

What the U.S. Can Learn From Cuba

With U.S.-Cuba relations opening, Cuba’s best export to the U.S could be its healthcare model.
Orphanage

Against Voluntourism

In a passionate set of tweets J.K. Rowling recently tackled the issue of so-called "voluntourism."
Katrina flooded New Orleans

Has Louisiana Changed, Post-Katrina?

Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city and some of its citizens remain in precarious recovery.
Chekov

What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts

What can doctors learn from the arts? Ask Anton Chekhov.
Gun control

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Gun Legislation

Gun legislation is once again becoming a public health concern, according to the AMA and other medical groups.
Photograph: Thousands of the Indonesian muslims congregrated during Eid ul Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Debate Over Eid

Muslims seem to celebrate a holiday called Eid over and over, and at different times. Here's why.

Even Water? Why (And How) Muslims Fast During Ramadan

Ramadan is underway for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. This year, Ramadan takes place in the dead of summer, a particularly difficult time to fast. 

The Lasting Fallout of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

A new paper provides evidence that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study reduced the life expectancy of African-American men—though the Tuskegee Syphilis Study ...

What the Titanic Reveals About Class and Life Expectancy

The recent anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic reminds us of the serious and often-roundabout influence socioeconomic status can ...