An antibiotic-resistant infection kills someone every 15 minutes in the US—and deadly superbugs are an even bigger threat than US officials thought in 2013, according to the CDC's latest report.

Until recently, there was little research dedicated to understanding nonsuicidal self-injury like cutting.1 in 5 adolescents (particularly girls) report self-harm. For 20% of them, the behavior can become an addiction. Once considered a symptom of…

People with autism often end up in clashes with police when their condition makes them appear uncooperative. 1 in 5 youths with autism are stopped by police by age 21; 1 in 20 are arrested. And people of color with autism face a double-edged risk. But a burgeoning movement…

For $115.5 billion, preventable maternal deaths could be ended by 2030, according to a UN report presented yesterday at the International Conference on Population and Development, Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. And for $264 billion, countries could end maternal deaths…

Southern Christian pregnancy centers are rebranding and making a bid for funding relinquished by Planned Parenthood as the organization rejects President Trump’s new Title X conditions.   One Texas group, The Source, has merged 8 centers into a chain that plans to expand…

The latest draft of the EPA’s “secret science” rule proposes releasing raw data from almost every study considered in the agency’s rule-making—including confidential medical records, The Hill reports.

Fed up that pneumonia—curable and highly preventable—kills a child every 39 seconds, a collection of 6 health agencies issued a joint call for governments to act.   Last year, 800,000 children died from pneumonia. Yet despite causing 15% of deaths in children under 5, it…

The world’s first Ebola vaccine was greenlit yesterday by the European Commission. Over 250,000 people have already received the vaccine—donated by Merck—under a compassionate use protocol amid the DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak. The vaccine—Ervebo—will now go through WHO’s…

One of my great memories is hearing American writer Stephen Dixon read his short story “Flying.”  A daughter opens a plane’s door at 30,000 feet and falls out. Her father leaps after her. Falling but also flying, they share tender conversation. Improbably, he calls out to…

It’s happens all-too-common often: Western researchers drop in for a few weeks, go home and publish research, while local experts are underrepresented and undervalued.   Madukar Pai, who saw this firsthand during his medical training in India, calls out the inequity—looking…