Students in Santa Fe, Texas and Parkland, Florida are struggling at school in the aftermath of devastating mass shootings last year. While the media frenzy has tapered off, applications for federal Project SERV grants—designed to help schools recover from violence—detail…

After mass shootings, like those in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, medical workers “set aside their emotions” and spring into action, writes Gina Kolata in a New York Times article.   Yet even when they succeed, survivors often face a future of suffering.  

Left untreated, leprosy begins with discolored numb patches on the skin and eventually leaves people permanently disabled. Globally, the scourge of leprosy has largely subsided, but India still picks up over 100,000 new cases every year. Eliminating the disease means much…

The health consequences of Agent Orange—the chemical herbicide deployed during the Vietnam war to devastating effect—stretched beyond troops and civilians in Vietnam. Vietnam vets have been compensated for the effects of exposure. But for the workers at the Eglin Air Force…

In the world’s coldest capital, the effort to stay warm also helps make it the most polluted. In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s fast-industrializing capital, temperatures can hit -40 degrees (C and F) in the winter. Toxic particles from unrefined coal, used for heat, fills the…

Ebola survivors in Liberia show a higher burden of certain health problems than a control group, according to an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that has tracked people for 5 years.  

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors suffer from a broad range of disorders, including stroke and debilitating migraine-type headaches, according to a study in Emerging Infectious Diseases focused on post-Ebola syndrome.