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A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.
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For decades, doctors defaulted to hysterectomy to treat fibroid symptoms. That’s changing as patients push for more awareness and a wider range of treatment options.
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Why we know so little about preterm births and what experts want to do about it.
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In this episode of Bodies, we look at how Johnson and Johnson used marketing tactics to target women of color. How did normal body odors become stigmatized and racialized?
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Stories of J&J’s negligence have been trickling out for decades and gaining traction as people began to sue the multinational company.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by April Xu, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.   Other stories in this series include:   
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A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
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A Philadelphia classroom is filled with dangerous levels of lead and asbestos while the unresponsive school district is missing in action.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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Black women have twice the risk of developing breast cancer as white women, and three times the mortality rate. They also have far less access to screening.

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