Nonprofits and volunteer doctors are emptying their coffers and working overtime to compensate for a lack of coordinated health response at the US-Mexico border. "The care we are providing we could never have foreseen — or imagined spending what we are spending," said Ana…

The Trump administration has changed its tune on the Affordable Care Act, calling for the sweeping health care law to be entirely repealed. The president’s earlier efforts against Obamacare focused on nixing protections for people with preexisting conditions. In a 2-…

“It’s about all of us, it’s in the national interest and it’s about safety.”   With those words, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a planned ban of military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines. The move follows…

Relentless exploitation of natural resources—which already accounts for 90% of the world’s biodiversity loss—remains a dangerous upward trajectory, according to a new UN report. "Frankly, there will be no tomorrow for many people unless we stop," warned UN environment chief…

Yesterday, US President Donald Trump unveiled his 2020 budget proposal, calling for steep cuts to foreign aid including humanitarian, refugee and global health programs, The Washington Post reports. 3 funds worth $9 billion overall would be compacted into a single $6…

“Gottlieb has been shockingly good so far. I hope he doesn’t get fired,” worried Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, a Trump critic. Well, Gottlieb didn’t’ get fired, but the FDA commissioner did step down of his own accord Tuesday, Vox reported.

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.