The update may make mifepristone and misoprostol more readily available worldwide. But in the U.S., not much is expected to change.
Activists are trying to help women navigate the complicated legal landscape around misoprostol and mifepristone, "essential medicines" according to the World Health Organization.
A new report finds that inhaling air pollution doesn't just impact the heart and lungs: It can damage all parts of the body, and cause or worsen diseases.
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, have advocated for treating gun violence as a public-health issue.
The WHO has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 public-health threats of 2019. Here's how the anti-vaccination movement came about, and what to do about it.
As of this week, the World Health Organization has recorded 127 confirmed cases and 87 confirmed or probable deaths in the DRC due to the virus.
Stigma factors into our perceptions of breastfeeding and formula, with serious consequences for infant health.
A food oppression expert explains why America's formula problem can only get worse.
The disease's presence in Mbandaka, population 1.2 million, is the first non-rural case in what appears to be a new epidemic of the notoriously contagious disease.
A worker at an emergency cholera treatment center gets her shoes disinfected in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on January 18th, 2018.
The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas hits on the things that risk-perception researchers know worry people most. Will that be enough to overcome people's fears about genetically modified mosquitoes?
How a multi-disciplinary approach can reduce transmission and encourage patients to engage consistently in their treatment.
A prestigious medical journal warns of the dangers climate change poses to public health in one of the most convincing and most frightening papers on the subject yet.
A new study indicates that people want fewer drug studies and more research on physical and psychological therapy.
Caregiving has long been thought of as women's work—and thus unpaid.
Hailed as the most compassionate way for the criminal justice system to deal with addicts, drug courts were designed to balance punishment with rehabilitation. But after 25 years, the verdict is in: Drug courts embolden judges to practice medicine without a license—and they put lives in danger.