While there are clearly troubling chasms in science policy approaches, it may be unwise to call them a “war on science,” write John C. Besley, of Michigan State University, and colleagues. Framing an issue as a conflict or a game—like the climate change “fight”—can stall…

Distributing menstrual supplies to girls in developing countries has been hailed as an important step in ending the cycle of poverty—credited with helping girls stay in school, marry later, have fewer children and lift their communities out of poverty. In her new book,…

The WHO has embarked on its new 5-year strategic plan, with an ambitious triple billion target: Ensuring 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage, 1 billion more are protected from health emergencies and 1 billion improve their overall health.   Here’s a…

Great mentors are made, not born—but what makes them successful?

Artisanal açaí juice is key to the northern Brazilian diet and economy, but a new study bolsters signs it is a source of oral transmission of Chagas disease in the area.  

For the first time in America, dying of an opioid overdose is more likely than dying in a vehicle crash, according to a National Safety Council report. Surging overdose deaths are part of an unsettling upward trend in preventable, unintentional injury in the past 15 years,…

If you haven’t heard of the Netflix thriller Bird Box you’ve probably been living—well—under a box. It’s the film that birthed a thousand memes—or is it the memes that sparked 45 million views? Conspiracy theories abound that Netflix paid people to make Bird Box memes go…

The American Psychological Association has drawn up new guidelines for clinicians treating men and boys. Central to that project is understanding “what’s making their lives untenable.” Among the issues affecting them are elevated levels of depression and anxiety, and…

A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria passed a phase 1 human-testing trial, according to promising results from Danish researchers.  

Around a decade ago an antibiotic-resistant infection began spreading in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. NYU School of Medicine researchers learned that in Orthodox-associated zip codes, kids’ risk of antibiotic-resistant CA-MRSA—community-acquired methicillin-…