When Emma Dumain tumbled outta bed, stumbled to Pret A Manger, and poured herself a cup of ambition, she had no idea she was on her way to going “minorly viral.”   But soon after, the congressional reporter was spotted taking a big, dramatic, chug—smack in the live shot at…

People with autism often end up in clashes with police when their condition makes them appear uncooperative. 1 in 5 youths with autism are stopped by police by age 21; 1 in 20 are arrested. And people of color with autism face a double-edged risk. But a burgeoning movement…

President Trump’s brand of the “global gag rule,” which bans funding to foreign NGOs that provide abortion counseling or referrals, is having worse effects than those of previous Republication administrations.  His souped-up rendition endangers far more lives of children…

After the Trump administration imposed new restrictions on Title X health clinics, 876 such facilities nationwide have lost funding.As a result, more than 8.7 million women could lose access to reproductive health services and health screenings, NBC News …

When it came to health care in last night’s Democratic primary debate, “The gloves came off and the knives came out,” Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic. The debate boiled down to sweeping change versus more moderate reforms.Highlights:

The Trump administration moved toward banning flavored e-cigarettes yesterday, concerned by rising numbers of youth vapers and reports of severe lung illnesses, STAT reports.

The scenario long feared by US health officials is happening in West Virginia: A cluster of HIV cases in a rural West Virginia county rocked by opioids.   Rural Cabell County, which has an unusually vigorous public health system, has reported 74 cases in the last year and a…

Migrants in custody at the US border do not receive the flu vaccine, and officials have no plan to change that, The Hill reports.   The policy was revealed after Harvard and Johns Hopkins doctors requested a congressional investigation into detention center conditions…

Planned Parenthood opted out of federal funding yesterday rather than comply with Trump administration rules that would bar them from making abortion referrals, The New York Times reports.  

There’s a problem with US President Trump’s new plan giving states, wholesalers, and pharmacies a green light to import cheaper drugs from Canada: Canadians are not on board.   They say it will exacerbate their own drug shortage. Health officials and industry reps will meet…