The US pulled out of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council yesterday. Spurred by the group’s criticism of Israel, the US joins Iran, North Korea and Eritrea in refusing to participate in the group's meetings.  The pull-out comes as President Trump faces a barrage of…

Separating children from their parents, as we’re seeing at the US/Mexico border, leads to serious, long-term consequences, Paul Spiegel of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explained in a C-SPAN interview yesterday. The Trump administration’s “zero…

According to official government records, 64 people were killed because of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico last year. This is a "substantial underestimate," according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Harvard T.H.

“I’m not afraid to die. It’s how you’re going to die,” says a patient in the documentary, “Defining Hope.” The film follows individuals and families navigating end-of-life care, focusing on the decision-making process, who is involved and how everyone must assess…

Ahead of this weekend's second March for Science, social scientists are, naturally, debating the rigor of data collected by march organizers. The George Mason University survey found most respondents thought the Trump administration was headed down the wrong path, and…

Without mentioning President Trump’s button-boasting Tweet and heightened fears of nuclear war with North Korea, the US CDC announced an upcoming grand rounds session on

Last week, President Trump fired the 16 remaining members of his HIV/AIDS advisory panel—insisting it’s a routine step, clearing the way for new appointees.But HIV/AIDS advocates see trouble in the move, combined with the White House’s failure to name a national AIDS policy…

“Too often governments and businesses don’t talk to each other,” Michael R. Bloomberg said at the opening yesterday of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which he convened during #UNGA72 to begin to fix that missed opportunity.

Since President Trump announced he is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which benefits undocumented immigrants brought to the US before age 16, debate has raged about potential economic consequences. Yet DACA’s substantial public health benefits…

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