World Health Organization
An Update on Abortion Pills From the World Health Organization Undermines How the U.S. Regulates Them
The update may make mifepristone and misoprostol more readily available worldwide. But in the U.S., not much is expected to change.
Advocates for Self-Managed Abortions Are Preparing for a Post-Roe World
Activists are trying to help women navigate the complicated legal landscape around misoprostol and mifepristone, "essential medicines" according to the World Health Organization.
Air Pollution May Negatively Affect 'Every Organ' in the Human Body
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.
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.
Are Anti-Vaxxers a Major Health Threat? The World Health Organization Says Yes.
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.
The Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Spreads to Another City
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.
What Research Can Tell Us About Breastfeeding Stigma
Stigma factors into our perceptions of breastfeeding and formula, with serious consequences for infant health.
The Trump Administration's Anti-Breastfeeding Stance Is Not New. But It Could Be Deadlier Than Ever.
A food oppression expert explains why America's formula problem can only get worse.
The First Urban Ebola Case Has Been Confirmed in the Congo
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.
Viewfinder: Cholera Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A worker at an emergency cholera treatment center gets her shoes disinfected in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on January 18th, 2018.
Will the Zika Virus Outbreak Change Minds About GMOs?
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?
Beating AIDS With the Help of Data—and Engaging Directly With Your Care
How a multi-disciplinary approach can reduce transmission and encourage patients to engage consistently in their treatment.
A Blue-Ribbon Panel Issues a Warning on Climate Change and Public Health
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.
Is Our Medical Research Honing in on the Right Issues?
A new study indicates that people want fewer drug studies and more research on physical and psychological therapy.
How Women Provide an 'Invisible Subsidy' to the World’s Health Care Systems
Caregiving has long been thought of as women's work—and thus unpaid.
How America Overdosed on Drug Courts
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.