The unrelenting attacks on health facilities, workers, and resources in Syria and Yemen have created public health catastrophes that put millions of children at risk for death and illness.
By Homer Venters, STAT
Walter Scheidel argues that economic inequality is not only inevitable, but that whenever inequality has been reduced, the reasons forcing inequality down have been nothing short of horrific.
By Walter Scheidel
Gun violence in Chicago spreads like an infectious disease — and now, researchers have figured out a way to predict who’s most likely get sick next.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Florida's battle against the outbreak of Zika is intensifying as the number of cases climbs. The state currently has 940 documented instances of the virus, with 230 in Miami-Dade County alone. Efforts to contain the spread of the disease focus…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Hurricane Matthew is the worst natural disaster to hit Haiti since the earthquake in 2010, prompting Haitian officials to postpone the presidential election set for next week. After causing damage in Cuba, the storm is next headed for the Bahamas…
Two years after the World Health Organization declared India polio-free, an active strain of the virus has been found in samples of sewage water in the southern city of Hyderabad.
By Todd Bookman, WHYY
The sheer number of genetic tests has exploded in the past decade or so. There are now thousands of different testable genetic disorders.
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The number of these serious California cases was 83 percent higher than the previous record number reported in the state in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Your genome contains thousands of genes, possible instructions that build your cells. So how do cells know which genes to use? A set of markers called the epigenome tells them which genes to turn on and off. But if they…
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