As the media swarms the coronavirus story, most news articles focus on numbers of cases and deaths, new locations of cases, etc. 

A week after Pittsburgh declared racism a public health crisis, a blanket of particulate matter clouded the skies over Steel City. Relentless pollution saw the city’s air “deemed unsafe to breathe” for 3 months last year, and is one of many public health woes that…

Confirmed coronavirus cases shot up over the weekend to 17,205 as of this a.m.—a grim marker that spurred a growing resignation that the outbreak will likely become a pandemic, the New York Times reports.

Opioid makers teamed up with a tech company to create a computer pop-up alert system designed to maximize—and extend—prescriptions to the addictive painkillers, a government investigation revealed this week, Los Angeles Times reports.  

The latest draft of the EPA’s “secret science” rule proposes releasing raw data from almost every study considered in the agency’s rule-making—including confidential medical records, The Hill reports.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck an 11th-hour Brexit deal last night with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker ahead of the EU summit today. But Britons abroad are still on tenterhooks about their health care.

A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

When it came to health care in last night’s Democratic primary debate, “The gloves came off and the knives came out,” Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic. The debate boiled down to sweeping change versus more moderate reforms.Highlights:

It sounds like promising news: The US and the Taliban are in talks to halt almost 2 decades of fighting in Afghanistan.   But when troops withdraw, what will happen to the aid that one of the world’s poorest countries relies on?