“Our house is still on fire… and we should act as though we love our children above all else.” Perched on a stool to reach the microphone, an unwavering Greta Thunberg challenged the global elite with those words at the World Economic Forum in Davos early this year, just…
Despite comparatively low numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, South Asia is suffering disruptions to key health services. Take polio vaccination.
Severe shortages of medical oxygen across sub-Saharan Africa have robbed many patients with severe COVID-19 and pneumonia of a key time-buying treatment. Activists blame 2 suppliers, The Linde Group and Air Liquide, that monopolize the market—overcharging and limiting…
In a watershed moment, the prestigious Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago suspended intersex surgeries last month. Activists hope other hospitals will follow suit. The UN has condemned these surgeries, but they are legal in almost every country. (“…
Countries around the world have long excluded nursing homes from their pandemic preparedness plans, and now the consequences are being sorely felt, the
75 years ago, on August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan—killing tens of thousands of people, leveling the city, and unleashing a nuclear arms race that still threatens humanity.
2020 was once predicted as the worst year yet for acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like condition that hits kids every other fall.
A catastrophic explosion that rocked Beirut yesterday killed more than 100, injured thousands more, filled the streets with ambulances, and was felt as far away as Cyprus, the
Crowded, multi-generational homes have become tinderboxes for COVID-19 transmission among Latinos in San Francisco. In the hyper-gentrified Mission District, some single rooms are occupied by 10 people; individuals pay $300 a month to live in a closet.
More people than ever are living with dementia—but in Europe and the US, the risk of developing the condition is actually down, a striking new paper found.