One of the first conditions to be screened for in utero and one of the least severe, Down syndrome is regarded as the “canary in the coal mine” for selective reproduction.   In Denmark, where universal Down syndrome screening is available, nearly all families get the test…

During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…

Low-resource countries could be waiting until 2024 for COVID-19 vaccines, as wealthier nations grab up ~8.8 billion prospective doses,

The US woke up today to murky presidential election results and a worsening coronavirus outlook. 

The brutal rape and torture of a 19-year-old Maha Dalit woman in September

Children in parts of southern Yemen have the highest rates of acute malnutrition ever recorded in the area—affecting more than 580,000 under-5s, 

As US coronavirus hospitalizations surge, a new CDC study quantifies what health workers

Nigeria’s violent crackdown on police brutality protesters has rocked Lagos, with reports of a prison on fire and dozens of deaths in 2 weeks of demonstrations, 

Migrants and refugees are suffering disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic despite playing an outsized role propping up economies and essential services.  

Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.   Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.   But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…