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Across the US, the number of babies born in drug withdrawal has spiraled. As they become school age, teachers are facing challenges for which there is no steadfast protocol. “They’re just these damaged little brains that are not psychologically ready to learn,” says…

In San Francisco, a hub of homelessness in the US, researchers have observed firsthand how living on the streets can accelerate aging. With an average age of 57, homeless study participants suffered strokes, falls and incontinence at rates more typical of people in their…

Start the clock. After 24 hours, some 7,400 people will have been bitten by snakes, and 220 to 380 of them will die.  That means 81,000 to 138,000 deaths every year. And 400,000 serious injuries such as amputations. But those are just estimates. No one knows how many…

1.3 million Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in less than 18 months. More than 1 million have passed through Ecuador and 250,000 remain. And 3.6 million people have fled Syria to Turkey. With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258…

Known for his biting satire that hilariously upended stereotypes of Africa, the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina died yesterday in Nairobi, The Star reports. He was 48. Gay sex is illegal in Kenya, but Wainaina made the Nairobi suburbs his home, and documented his life as…

Embattled opioid giant Purdue Pharma influenced WHO guidelines on treating pain, according to a bipartisan Congressional report released yesterday, The Washington Post reports.

Dozens of member states pledged continued support for the global effort to eradicate polio during a #WHA72 committee meeting on Thursday morning.  But one mattered more than most: Pakistan.

Global health faces a reckoning amid efforts to identify and correct colonialism’s legacy—which has shaped “who controls funding, who attends conferences, where they are held, how research teams are structured, and whose books are included in syllabi,” writes Andrew Green.  

With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258 million international migrants, there’s an obvious question: How can their health be ensured? Health ministers, WHO officials, migration experts and others weighed in on solutions at a Tuesday #…