A Bat-Borne Virus Is Poised to Become a Pandemic in Bangladesh. Can We Stop It?
Nipah virus is one of eight diseases that the World Health Organization has identified as epidemic threats in need of prioritization, and ways to curb it are running thin.
Another Consequence of Climate Change: More Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes
As severe storms become more frequent and temperatures rise, public-health experts are concerned about the increased potential for transmission of vector-born illnesses like Zika and West Nile.
A Man Assaults a Native Woman—and Never Sees a Day in Jail
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
Why Won't the Government Let Me Study Gun Violence?
In the two decades since the Dickey Amendment, national data collection on gun-related injuries and deaths has been underfunded at best and systematically undermined at worst.
Emergency Room Visits for Opioid Overdoses Went Up 30 Percent Last Year
It seems few corners of America have been spared the ravages of opioid misuse.
Public-Health Experts Are Skeptical of the CDC's New Anti-Opioid Campaign
Getting people to eschew risky painkiller prescriptions isn't as easy as persuading them to buy body wash, researchers warn.
How a Concerned Mother Uncovered Flint, Michigan’s Lead-Laden Tap Water
Toxic tap water is just not acceptable in 2015 (in Flint, Michigan, or anywhere else).
Bad Medicine: Consumers Want Meat Without Antibiotics, and Major Brands Are Noticing
Used responsibly, antibiotics are lifesavers that keep horrific infections at bay. But pumping our livestock full of these wonder drugs could lead to devastating results.
Democrats Push to Restart Funding for Gun Violence Research
New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”
Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money
Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.
Does Legalizing Abortion Lead to More People Killing Newborn Babies?
It sounds shocking, but this is not a new argument.