The concept of airbags has been around since the 1940s, but early slow-to-deploy models didn’t gain much buy-in from automakers. In the 1970s, awareness of automobile safety measures like seat belts picked up, and the airbag finally had its moment.

From the In case you missed it department: “I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen,” writes former Interior Department official Joel Clement in a Washington Post opinion piece from last month. “Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a…

Early this morning, the US Senate handed down a 49-51 vote to reject the latest Republican plan to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act. 3 Republican senators—Senator John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—teamed up to vote against…

The documentary “Bending the Arc” examines the thorny question of who will pay for health care for the poor. Drawing on archival footage and photographs, the film follows the young idealists who in 1987 founded Partners in Health, a group that included physician Paul Farmer…

After much secrecy and behind-closed-doors work, the Senate GOP leadership released its much-anticipated health care bill yesterday. Knives were sharpened, indignation and adulation were expressed. There was even “die-in” outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s…

Senate Republicans will roll out their plan to dismantle the US Affordable Care Act today.

GENEVA – At a World Health Assembly side event on Tuesday, US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the US “strongly, strongly” supports WHO.” That same day the Trump administration released an FY18 budget with a 26% reduction in global health funding among…

House Republicans finally got what they wanted in a super close 217-213 vote to repeal Obamacare—the bill moves on to the U.S. Senate – Reuters

Saying they’ve got the votes to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, US House Republicans plan to vote today, the New York Times reports.     A last-minute injection of $8 billion to help cover insurance costs for people with pre-existing…

Hospitals throughout sub-Saharan Africa can’t obtain enough medical-grade oxygen for patients who need it. Low blood oxygen, or hypoxemia, accompanies many conditions, from trauma and pregnancy complications to pneumonia. Now, a Kenyan entrepreneur has created a system for…