Joseph Gallien has seen it all this year. The 31-year-old Black physician has had COVID-19, treated patients with it in top-notch New York City hospitals and his less-resourced hometown hospital in Louisiana, which was hit by Hurricane Laura. All as a reckoning with race …

The global agenda on noncommunicable diseases and injuries needs an urgent upgrade to meet the needs and rights of the “poorest billion,” according to a new report from 

“Our house is still on fire… and we should act as though we love our children above all else.” Perched on a stool to reach the microphone, an unwavering Greta Thunberg challenged the global elite with those words at the World Economic Forum in Davos early this year, just…

A coronavirus outbreak that emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has snowballed into the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus that causes the disease has infected nearly 2.6 million people around the world–killing more than 178,800 people as of April 22, 2020.  This FAQ…

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had a stark wake-up call to countries giving up or not stepping up to mobilize against COVID-19,  EuroNews reports. “This is not a drill, this is not a time to give up, this is not a time for excuses, this is a time…

CASABLANCA—Ibtissam remembers the laughter, the music, the henna-stained hands of the women lined up to welcome a newlywed couple in her neighbor’s home in Safi, a city in Western Morocco: “It felt like a party.”

Paris may have the Louvre, Beijing the Forbidden City, and Delhi the Red Fort, but Baltimore has an 825-pound ball of string.   And it can be yours!   The spherical 337.5 miles of string is for sale. After the famed Haussner’s restaurant closed in 1999, Bob Gerber bought it…

A new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine is high on the agenda at the inaugural Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia in Barcelona this week. Prohibitive costs mean 55 million children remain unvaccinated, many of them in middle-income countries that don’t get cut-rate…

Australian scientists have created the first lab-grown recreation of the coronavirus outside of China, which could prove crucial in developing a vaccine and testing patients who don’t show symptoms, Reuters reports.

Coronavirus cases hit 6,000 this a.m.