The mob attack on the US Capitol yesterday left the US and much of the world aghast—a stunning conclusion to a tumultuous election and a scarring year of pain and loss for so many.   But in global health, a crisis in one country cannot be an isolated event, and the…

The masses might have missed it, but on New Year’s Eve, President Trump quietly signed a “holiday miracle” into law: The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act.  

For those who with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a grave fear of germs, COVID-19 is a special nightmare.   It also gave a sense of validation: For the first time, reality matched their fears.   But for many, this validation only made treatment more challenging and…

A double-blind trial of 160 patients in Argentina offered promising results for convalescent plasma as a COVID-19 treatment,

The rapid spread of the UK variant, B.1.1.7,  has scientists worried about a terrible new wave of COVID-19 cases,

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…

Researchers are amassing more clues about COVID-19 symptoms:

China is reshaping the pandemic’s origin story ahead of the arrival of WHO investigators, Reuters reports.

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…

When the pandemic hit, the cruise industry was trapped in a perfect storm of strict travel restrictions, inadequate mental health support, and a vast network of low-paid crew members from across the globe.   Tragically, several crew members took their own lives under…