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.
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.
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
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.
It seems few corners of America have been spared the ravages of opioid misuse.
Getting people to eschew risky painkiller prescriptions isn't as easy as persuading them to buy body wash, researchers warn.
Toxic tap water is just not acceptable in 2015 (in Flint, Michigan, or anywhere else).
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.
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.”
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.
It sounds shocking, but this is not a new argument.