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.
As the pandemic drags on, women are delaying voluntary health care appointments, setting the stage for serious long-term health problems. Take breast cancer: The National Cancer Institute estimates 5,000 excess deaths from the disease over the next decade—and that’s…
The WHO has completed its initial scoping mission to China on the origins of SARS-CoV2, CIDRAP reports, setting the stage for a deeper epidemiological investigation.
Iran’s COVID-19 deaths are almost triple the health ministry’s official reports—suggesting deliberate suppression of data, according to a BBC Persian Serviceinvestigation.
In the 1990s, some physicians believed drugmakers’ assurances that prescription opioids wouldn't cause patients with pain to develop substance use disorders. They were tragically misguided. How did that happen? How can such public health disasters be prevented going…
Some people who have not been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 may still have some immunity to it—and not because they have antibodies.
Demand for the services of “mobile crisis units”—which send trained professionals as first responders to mental health crises— is skyrocketing in the wake of recent calls to reduce police involvement in psychological crises.
Predominantly non-white communities had almost 3X higher COVID-19 incidence than mostly white communities, even when income levels are accounted for, according to a new JAMA re
When given a choice, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit dangerous diseases like dengue, opt to bite humans rather than other animals.