As India battles a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases, another crisis is waiting in the wings that will far outlast the pandemic: a chronic fungal disease that kills slowly and is extraordinarily difficult to diagnose and treat.   Preying on the weakened immune systems of…

The WHO has endorsed a duo of rheumatoid arthritis drugs for treating COVID-19 after they showed promising results in reducing the risk of death and the need for mechanical ventilation.  

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may not provide as much protection against the Delta variant as initially believed, according to data released yesterday by Israel’s health ministry, 

In hopes of stopping the next pandemic, a visionary researcher wants to go straight to the likely source by tweaking horseshoe bats’ DNA to block coronavirus infections.   While the nascent “gene drive” technology has been used in mosquitoes and mice, detractors say…

The pandemic strained even the most placid of countries, but health workers in Syria, still in the grips of conflict, faced extra challenges—from daily power outages to cut-off communication, travel, and supply lines.

A trio of reports released yesterday highlight global issues connected to refugees, asylum seekers, and human trafficking:  

How are the poorest countries supposed to store the millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses finally coming their way?   Just 28% of health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have reliable power supplies.

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a far-reaching nasal swab at least once in the last 12 months.

Breast and cervical cancer screening tests provided by a US program for women with low incomes plummeted by more than 80% in April 2020.   CDC researchers measuring COVID-19’s impact on screenings by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program found: 

From Geneva to Los Angeles, health authorities are advising the vaccinated to wear masks indoors. But the CDC still disagrees, The New York Times reports.