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President Joe Biden recognized the 40th anniversary of the first documented cases of HIV/AIDS on Saturday, acknowledging the more than 32 millions lives lost to the virus and the more than 39 million people across the globe living with it…
By PBS NewsHour
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
By Amy Y. Vittor, Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, The Conversation
As the novel coronavirus pandemic takes hold in the U.S., some Americans are expressing concerns over how the government is handling the situation, the availability of testing kits and the U.S. response in comparison to that of other countries. Dr.
Sunday marked World Tuberculosis Day. While T.B. doesn’t attract the same attention as influenza, malaria or Ebola, it recently surpassed HIV/AIDS to become the globe's leading infectious killer. In 2018, there were more than 10 million new cases. There hadn’t…
In our news wrap Tuesday, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon spent hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee to testify in the investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Also, a major storm…
By Homer Venters, STAT
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 Walter Scheidel
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 Megan Thielking, STAT
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.
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…
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