US sanctions on Iran are hitting hard for terminally ill patients like Parsa, a 5-year-old in Tehran with liver cancer. The country’s economy is in free fall after a landmark deal to lift sanctions in exchange for rollbacks to Iran’s nuclear program collapsed. The US…

Yesterday Texas lawmaker Jonathan Stickland railed against leading vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, accusing him of “sorcery” and “self enriching ‘science’” on Twitter, The Washington Post reports. Hotez had tweeted his concerns in light of a new report that found more Texas…

Maternal death, mortality of children under 5 and teenage pregnancy are higher in conflict-torn South Kivu than the rest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—signs of conflict’s disruptive toll on family planning services.   Arla Gruda of the International Institute of…

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…

Jennafer Norris was stunned when doctors refused her request to have her tubes tied after experiencing life-threatening pre-eclampsia. She had no idea that her hospital banned the procedure—an increasingly common scenario as more hospitals merge under Catholic management.

The current American health care system is intensifying wealth inequality.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the poor who eat too much fast food—it’s all of us, according to a new study in Economics & Human Biology.

Early this morning, the US Senate handed down a 49-51 vote to reject the latest Republican plan to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act. 3 Republican senators—Senator John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—teamed up to vote against…

After much secrecy and behind-closed-doors work, the Senate GOP leadership released its much-anticipated health care bill yesterday. Knives were sharpened, indignation and adulation were expressed. There was even “die-in” outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s…

Senate Republicans will roll out their plan to dismantle the US Affordable Care Act today.