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 has blocked a WHO team from entering the country to investigate the origins of the pandemic, triggering a rare rebuke from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,

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…

A new South Africa variant of SARS-CoV-2 is prompting concerns about increased transmission and how effective current vaccines will be against it,

A bubonic plague outbreak is spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 

The customers lined up outside a rural Michigan Walmart, often driving long distances to get for powerful drugs—morphine sulfate, oxycodone and other narcotics.  Many paid cash for sketchy “pill-mill” style prescriptions, signed by unreachable doctors.  

In Somalia, there are fears COVID-19 is simply blending in as “yet another poorly diagnosed but deadly fever” as extremist groups make it hard to extend diagnostics and, eventually, vaccines to parts of the country,