When Serbian forces bombed Sarajevo, Bosnia on May, 26, 1992, the pediatric hospital came under direct attack. Nurses scrambled to save 17 premature babies—carrying 2 or 3 apiece to the basement while bullets and shells rained down. 9 of the babies died.
Most childhood health programs focus on mitigating infectious or chronic diseases; very few focus on development of the babies that live.
A coalition of health and humanitarian organizations came out swinging today, claiming that Pfizer and Moderna are ‘profiteering’ by charging 5X the cost of production of its COVID-19 vaccines.
India clocked a record-breaking 314,835 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours,
Massive Blunder or “Blip”? 15 million doses of would-be Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines had to be discarded after a Baltimore plant run by Emergent BioSolutions—a company central to Johnson & Johnson’s US production plan—mixed ingredients with…
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the opioid crisis on the back burner of news cycles—and it's made the crisis harder to fight, National Geographic reports.
A new Lancet Infectious Diseases article quantifies how COVID-19 gets more dangerous with age.
Last week, it looked like Japan was winning the fight against COVID-19 without the chaotic disruptions in Europe and the US. But now, cases are rising: 70+ new cases today, Reuters reports, and a lockdown now looks likely. There are 2,000+ reported cases nationwide—500 in…
Hospitals facing a possible need for 5X to 10X the number of beds they have. Doctors and nurses resorting to bandanas because they lack masks. Refrigerated trucks outside hospitals holding the dead. It’s been more than a century since the US health care system has faced…
Globally, deaths from congenital heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect) have declined 34.5% since 1990. But better diagnosis and treatments driving the improvement aren’t evenly accessible.