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. 

Escalating violence has triggered an “unprecedented” mass exodus of Syrians, raising grave concerns about access to health care and the spread of diseases.   Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been forced to flee since the start of December which, coupled with violence,…

Opioid makers teamed up with a tech company to create a computer pop-up alert system designed to maximize—and extend—prescriptions to the addictive painkillers, a government investigation revealed this week, Los Angeles Times reports.  

Designing new health care facilities finds its exemplar in an old tuberculosis hospital. Without a cure for TB, doctors prescribed bed rest, clean air, and sunshine. So, the 87-year-old Paimio Sanatorium in Finland was designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto to be “an instrument…