President Trump’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could save $9.3 billion over 5 years. Critics say low-income working families and elderly people would be hit hardest.  

Mexican scientists are bristling at their new president’s walk back of campaign promises to support science and technology. The measures could force Mexican scientists to rely on foreign grants or take their research elsewhere.

President Trump heartily defended his environmental record yesterday in a sweeping address, baffling critics who noted his rollback of dozens of policies geared toward environmental and human health.   The speech comes amid reports that US air quality is getting worse while…

In the last 2 decades, more than 30 countries moved from low-income to middle-income status, a billion people were lifted out of poverty, and there were major reductions in maternal and child mortality globally. Despite this progress, middle-income countries, where over 70…

Even health-savvy voters are unclear on the health policy proposals of candidates and elected officials. The Kaiser Family Foundation convened focus groups of active voters in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania. Takeaways included:

An Ebola outbreak rages. Prices of medicines and vaccines continue to climb skyward. Health care costs force 100 million people into extreme poverty. The globe’s preeminent health organization has been massively reorganized—and needs a new budget. Delegates to the 72nd…

The US Congress has repeatedly rejected Trump administration proposals to slash funding for foreign assistance, including global health. This year, the global health community is looking to Capitol Hill to again turn back deep funding cuts proposed for fiscal year 2020 and…

At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.  

Some Indonesian scientists have wary eyes on President Joko Widodo’s re-election lead ahead of tomorrow's vote. Widodo’s administration has already ruffled the scientific community—requiring academics to publish in international journals or risk salary cuts; introducing…

The Trump administration has changed its tune on the Affordable Care Act, calling for the sweeping health care law to be entirely repealed. The president’s earlier efforts against Obamacare focused on nixing protections for people with preexisting conditions. In a 2-…