Air Pollution Is Killing More People Than Smoking—and Fossil Fuels Are Largely to Blame
A new study finds that air pollution caused by fossil fuel emissions is killing millions and disrupting the water cycle.
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.
Gun Violence Spreads Like a Contagious Disease. Can School Shootings Be Cured Like One?
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
With Flu Season Nearly Here, Medical Experts Warn That Trump's Immigration Policy Is a Public-Health Threat
Proposed changes by the Trump administration that discourage immigrants from using public services come just ahead of flu season, according to epidemiologists.
The Ethical Risks of Detecting Disease Outbreaks With Big Data
The stakes of the analysis are much higher when lives are on the line.