Chinese authorities are revving up censorship amid public outcry over news that an unconfirmed number of children received faulty vaccines.   Yesterday, Chinese officials detained 15 people involved in the case, including Gao Junfang, chair of Changsheng Bio-technology Co…

The US State Department is deleting text about women’s reproductive rights from an upcoming annual report on global human rights, Politico reports. Passages that describe women’s access to contraceptives and abortion have been ordered cut. In addition, a section on racial…

After a report that the Trump administration banned CDC staff from using 7 words—including "evidence-based," "diversity," "transgender," and "fetus"—in upcoming budget submissions, CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald attempted damage control over the weekend.

Courageous reporting on the pseudoscience that stoked fear in Japan about the HPV vaccine landed Riko Muranaka the prestigious John Maddox prize prize last week.

In an unusual move, the editorial board of a small academic journal called for disciplinary action against its publisher for prioritizing “corporate interests over independent science in the public interest.”  

China’s aggressive efforts to fight HIV draw praise as a success story, but its neglect of one critical group—gay men—threatens to unravel the progress. While the country reduced prevalence among adults to less than 0.1%, slashed rates among drug users in half and kept…

Diane Horvath-Cosper, an OB/GYN at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging that she's been barred from speaking publicly about abortion as an essential women's health procedure. The doctor’s complaint cites a 1973 federal law…

Parents in China protesting the scandal involving expired and improperly stored vaccines said they’ve faced intimidation and arrest . The WHO says the only danger from the vaccines is a lack of effectiveness, but parents are now outraged by the harassment on top of the…

With emergency powers during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, governments in affected countries enacted curfews and limited movement. They also curtailed the efforts of independent news media. Broadcaster David Tam Baryoh in Sierra Leone spent 11 days in jail—likely for…