A key ingredient to Argentina’s landmark Senate vote last week to legalize abortion? Years of losing.   The country’s abortion rights movement has changed dramatically since a failed bid to legalize the procedure 2 years ago. But the bitter loss seemed to galvanize a…

Folic acid has long been recommended for women of reproductive age to help prevent neural tube defects.   But online, doubt is being sown about its safety for more than half of the US population who have variants of the gene known as MTHFR.   The health impacts of common…

Men with COVID-19 have nearly 3X the odds of needing intensive care and face a significantly higher risk of dying, according to a study 

Suhaila Siddiq, surgeon, health minister, and trailblazer for Afghan women, died Friday in Kabul. Siddiq, revered as an “icon of possibility for women and girls in Afghanistan,” blazed her way through the ranks of the Afghan medical corps to direct a Kabul military…

From an increase in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, to more women murdered in Brazil and Mexico, and an uptick in reports of missing women in Peru, violence against women has increased dramatically during the pandemic, 

The WHO unveiled a new 3-par

Preventive antimalarials for school-age children may be the key to revive progress against the disease across Africa, 

Big news: A pair of new papers confirm scientists’ hunch that the body’s “vanguard virus fighter”—type I interferon—is out of action in severe COVID-19 cases.  

For years, Texas laws have scaled back access to low-cost abortion and reproductive health services, making access increasingly difficult for Latinx women.   For much of April, the state had a near-total ban on abortions, deemed “non-essential” amid the pandemic.     The…

While men and women face a roughly equal risk of being infected by the coronavirus, women are nearly 3X more likely to report mental health impacts from COVID-19, according to a survey released today by the nonprofit CARE. The survey of more than 6,200 women and 4,200 men…