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…

Against the backdrop of immigration raids that saw nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi on Thursday, Jimmy Aldaoud’s death offers a grim reminder of the danger of the Trump administration’s deportation policies.  

America’s gun violence problem calls for a public health approach, leaders from the country’s largest physician professional societies said in a joint statement yesterday.   7 groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association teamed up…

In last night’s second Democratic primary debate, health care proved a contentious issue sure to divide and define candidates.

President Trump’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could save $9.3 billion over 5 years. Critics say low-income working families and elderly people would be hit hardest.  

Mexican scientists are bristling at their new president’s walk back of campaign promises to support science and technology. The measures could force Mexican scientists to rely on foreign grants or take their research elsewhere.

Reports about conditions inside detention centers for immigrants on America’s southern border sound horrific—what’s going on inside detainees’ brains may be just as bad.   The realities these children endure fly in the face of core scientific concepts of child well-being…

President Trump heartily defended his environmental record yesterday in a sweeping address, baffling critics who noted his rollback of dozens of policies geared toward environmental and human health.   The speech comes amid reports that US air quality is getting worse while…