As the latest US-North Korea summit kicks off today in Hanoi, denuclearization, sanctions and a possible peace declaration are taking center stage. But peeling back the curtain reveals North Korea’s “silent healthcare crisis.” A 2017 UNICEF survey found that 19% of North…

On Friday, the Trump administration announced a plan to strip federal funding from organizations like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion referrals.   Under the new rule, clinics will not be required to counsel women on all their reproductive options—including abortion—…

Even as HIV infections and new diagnoses are falling in the US, they are increasing among Latino gay and bisexual men under 30.   Black, gay and bisexual men have the highest risk of being infected with HIV, yet the second highest risk group—Latinos—are not benefitting from…

On President Trump’s pledge to reduce the spread of HIV in the US, black women say that their communities ought to be a focus, NPR Shots reports.  

Like his predecessors, President Trump used last night’s State of the Union address to make a major health-related announcement, Vox reported. Headlining a laundry list of health points was a pledge to end HIV transmission in the US by 2030. “Scientific breakthroughs have…

Right after President Trump was elected, there was talk of women rushing to secure long-lasting reversible birth control: “The kind that could feasibly last through the duration of a Trump presidency,” writes Stephanie Ebbert.   

Scientific evidence has been the foundation of landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and air pollution regulations designed to protect Americans. But from the get-go, the Trump administration has had it in for science, argues Jacob Carter, of the Center for Science and…

Thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families at the US’ southern border than originally believed—though the actual number is still unknown, according to a report released yesterday by Health and Human Services.

As the US government shutdown stretches into week 3, food safety, hurricane preparedness and scientific infrastructure are working well below capacity—compromising American's safety. From the FDA to the Federal Aviation Administration, 800,000 federal employees are…

Last night, US President Trump used his first Oval Office address to ramp up a stand-off with Democrats over his demand for a $5.7 billion steel barrier at the southern border, the BBC reported.