“Gottlieb has been shockingly good so far. I hope he doesn’t get fired,” worried Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, a Trump critic. Well, Gottlieb didn’t’ get fired, but the FDA commissioner did step down of his own accord Tuesday, Vox reported.

For husband-and-wife team Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Chris Plowe, fighting malaria in Burma (Myanmar) is one part science, one part diplomacy.   Given the risk that treatment-resistant malaria in the region could spread globally, the stakes are especially high.    

As the latest US-North Korea summit kicks off today in Hanoi, denuclearization, sanctions and a possible peace declaration are taking center stage. But peeling back the curtain reveals North Korea’s “silent healthcare crisis.” A 2017 UNICEF survey found that 19% of North…

Amid medicine shortages and a mass exodus of trained medical staff, the crisis in Venezuela has seen a re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles and diphtheria that also affect Venezuela’s neighbors.   Eliminated from the Americas in 1971, the…

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, scored a major victory yesterday. EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a proposal to spend hundreds of billions of euros on mitigating climate change beginning in 2021, Reuters reports.  

Like his predecessors, President Trump used last night’s State of the Union address to make a major health-related announcement, Vox reported. Headlining a laundry list of health points was a pledge to end HIV transmission in the US by 2030. “Scientific breakthroughs have…

Thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families at the US’ southern border than originally believed—though the actual number is still unknown, according to a report released yesterday by Health and Human Services.

Nearly 14% of the global population resides in a place other than where they were born, according to a new UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health.   But migration remains a highly politicized, deeply complex issue. Damaging myths that migrants spread disease or…

Claims that researchers in China produced the first CRISPR-edited babies stirred intense controversy.

Health care took top billing in yesterday’s midterm elections—41% of Americans said it was the most important issue on the ballot, beating out the economy and immigration, according to exit polls.