Renee Bach—a young American with a high school degree—said she had a calling from God to help children in Uganda. From 2010-2015, her nutrition center took on 940 severely malnourished children. 105 died. Bach, who performed many medical procedures herself, now faces a…

In the 1970s, dengue was endemic in just 9 countries—now it is gaining ground in over 100, leaving about half the global population at risk of “break bone fever,” The Telegraph reports. This year alone:

Caroline Fraser writes of her Christian Scientist father’s slow and agonizing death, against a backdrop of the church’s history, in an excerpt from her book, God’s Perfect Child.    In a scathing indictment of the church in which she was raised, Fraser chronicles its…

America’s gun violence problem calls for a public health approach, leaders from the country’s largest physician professional societies said in a joint statement yesterday.   7 groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association teamed up…

Literary legend Toni Morrison died Monday at the age of 88, leaving an America still grappling with the crushing racism that her work unblinkingly exposed.  

Anemia can be deadly—especially for women of childbearing age in low-resource regions—but a new study shows it can be greatly reduced in as few as 10 months.  

780 people are ahead of Manuel Rochin who’s waiting for a spot in a San Francisco homeless shelter.  A San Francisco Chronicle journalist met him on June 18 when the paper sent 3 dozen journalists to document 24 hours in the city’s surging homelessness problem. Despite…

A dozen countries across Africa and the Americas are experiencing an alarming uptick in resistance to 2 crucial HIV drugs: efavirenz and nevirapine, according to a WHO report that suggests countries switch to the drug dolutegravir, which is less prone to resistance.

Poor conditions at US border facilities increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases like the flu, physicians warned this morning in a letter urging Congress to investigate the deaths of 6 children in US custody. Noting that flu played a role in at least 3 deaths,…

A year ago today, the WHO confirmed the first 4 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s latest outbreak. Back then, hopes were high that a vaccine could squash the outbreak quickly. Experts now say it could drag on for months or years, NPR reports.