Hurricane Ida slammed Louisiana on Sunday—the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—triggering flash flooding and striking a region already struggling against COVID-19, The Washington Post reports.  

The wildfires sweeping the Western US are contributing directly to the pandemic, according to a new

While grieving family members combed through charred blankets and belongings looking for signs of their loved ones, the death toll climbed to 92 in a fire that blazed through a COVID-19 hospital ward in Nasiriya, Iraq Monday night, 

President Joe Biden’s $45 billion plan to replace the country’s aging, lead-laced water systems is a long-overdue move, writes Gabriel Filippelli, an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor.  

After years of debate, the FDA announced yesterday that it intends to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. 

A Florida lead smelting company exposed hundreds of workers to lead levels hundreds of times above the federal limit—while disabling safety ventilation features, stalling on repairs, and violating regulations on air-lead levels and respirators.

Think arsenic exposure is a relic of poisonings past?   Not so.  

Bangladesh’s Second Public Health Photo Contest winners reveal stark public health challenges—from food insecurity, to the lack of housing options in megacities like Dhaka, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. They also illuminate—in vivid, vibrant detail—photography’s…

Over the past decade, the Pennsylvania countryside has become a hotbed of fracking.   Many families—mostly poor and rural—have no idea what living near fracking wells, pipelines, and compressor stations means for their health.

Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.