76 billion.   The number is far beyond human imagination—but not for America’s drug companies, which sold 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006-2012.   A US district judge in Cleveland on Monday ordered a portion of a massive government database opened…

Planned Parenthood ousted president Leana Wen yesterday after just 8 months on the job amid clashes relating to her management style and the direction of the organization.   The move comes as America’s largest reproductive rights group stands to lose $60 million a year in…

When health care professionals and trainees travel abroad for short-term experiences in global health, deep ethical pitfalls await—like practicing beyond one’s scope.  

Nearly 80 organizations have endorsed a new strategy to advance sexual and reproductive health policies in the U.S. and the world.  

The global AIDS fight is seeing patchy progress, according to a new UNAIDS report calling for more robust leadership as the effort faces a $1 billion funding gap.  

World hunger has risen for 3 years straight even as obesity and overweight continue to climb across the board, according to a new WHO report with sobering implications for achieving the SDG of Zero Hunger by 2030. This year’s report added a new indicator for measuring…

In an Iquitos, Peru, hospital conditions are harsh. Thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, ultrasound machines and other basic equipment and supplies are lacking.   That puts a lot of pressure on doctors like Ernesto Salazar, the area’s lone brain surgeon. He makes $24,000 a…

Some parents swear by tapeworm concoctions to ease symptoms of autism. Could “helminth therapies” go mainstream?   While there’s no proof that they work, there have been glowing anecdotal reports. Illegal to distribute in the US, one parent had them shipped from Thailand—…

Reports about conditions inside detention centers for immigrants on America’s southern border sound horrific—what’s going on inside detainees’ brains may be just as bad.   The realities these children endure fly in the face of core scientific concepts of child well-being…

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