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.  

The US State Department could bar its diplomats from using go-to global health phrases “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education” if several Trump political appointees within the US State Department get their way.   They’ve proposed the changes…

The Trump administration is eroding reproductive rights both at home and abroad, writes Stephanie Schmid, a US diplomat focused on international human rights.

The Trump administration may legislate transgender out of existence with its biggest effort yet to narrowly define gender according to genitalia at birth, the New York Times reported Sunday. The move would overturn Obama-era education and healthcare protections for…

The goals of the Paris climate agreement are wildly out of reach, according to a sweeping UN report released Sunday. There is “no documented historic precedent” for the changes needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, raising questions about the feasibility of…

The Trump administration is reconsidering all federally funded research using human fetal tissue “in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved,” health officials announced Monday. It’s the latest in a wave of Trump administration measures…