Not much is known about efforts to address antimicrobial resistance—an issue that a new Global Research and Development Hub will tackle.   First conceptualized in 2017, the hub—based in and funded by Germany—consists of a 5-person team initially focused on creating a…

For transgender people in Japan, surgical sterilization is required for their gender to be legally recognized. That has to stop, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.

African Americans and Hispanics have seen the sharpest rise in fentanyl overdose deaths, according to the first CDC analysis to single out the drug’s role in the opioid crisis, The Washington Post reports.

“It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”   With those words, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a planned ban of military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. The move follows…

Global health care has a supply and demand problem. Women are primed to fill the gap, but gender inequity in the workplace squanders female talent, compromising health systems. The current paradigm—men leading and women delivering health care—is built on inequities. These…

A hateful tactic by anti-vaxxers: Encouraging each other to target grieving mothers of children who are ill or have passed away.   Online antivax group members will post horrific messages on parents’ social media, ostensibly to traumatize immunization advocates. Messaging…

A WHO advisory committee—set up after the birth of the first “CRISPR babies”—is calling for a global registry for studies on human genome editing. The registry would cover germline editing (changes to the genome that can be passed on), and the less controversial studies…

African refugee women settled in the US may receive less prenatal care, but they still have healthier pregnancies than US-born women. According to a recent University of Buffalo study, acclimatization to US culture—marked by processed food, drug and alcohol use, and…

Properly administered antiretroviral therapy effectively banishes the risk of transmitting HIV to others, but its power is limited when some 80% of new transmissions are linked to people who don't know they are HIV-positive or aren't getting treatment.

An “oddball” virus with a distributed genome—split among 8 segments—promises to turn our knowledge of viruses upside down.