Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…
Scientists can bite their tongues no longer as the US hurtles toward a high-stakes elections during the worst public health crisis in a lifetime.
“Here, you can die for a million other reasons before COVID-19.” In Syria, 9 years of relentless conflict that have made the virus almost impossible to track or contain.
In a world of gloomy global health news, progress against the leading cause of contagious and irreversible blindness—trachoma—is heartening. The WHO has reported a remarkable 91% reduction in people at risk of contracting the neglected tropical disease since 2002.
Vaccine manufacturers need to provide at least 2 months of safety data before applying for emergency use authorization, according to new FDA guidelines released yesterday—making a COVID-19
Marie Stopes South Africa was conducting 2,000+ abortions per month before the pandemic. When caseloads plummeted under lockdown, they sought ways to help women avoid unsafe procedures, writes Melusi Dhlamini, director of clinical services for the organization.
Despite President Trump’s self-described rosy health status, physicians warn that he is still in a pivotal phase of the illness, The New York Times reports.
With the built-in injustices of the US health care system on full display as COVID-19 ravages communities, imagine that Switzerland, France, and Spain—which all fare better in health system efficiency—band together to redesign US health care.
About 10% of the global population may have been infected with SARS-CoV2, WHO’s head of emergencies Michael Ryan said yesterday.
Asia's authoritarian governments are using “extreme measures and unchecked powers” to control populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a