In a rare move, a UN commission singled out Russia for its involvement in the mass killing of Syrians.   The UN doesn’t usually attribute such attacks—it relies on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to distribute humanitarian relief.   But this latest report …

Reciprocity is a core tenet of global health. Does it play out in practice? Not really, writes Madhukar Pai in this 2-part series.   For every 10 US-based students hosted in an African University, just 1 African travels the other way. The barriers to entry are many.  …

The Trump administration has outlined $3 billion in cuts to global health in its 2021 budget proposal—a move that would halve the US contribution to the WHO as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Policy reports.

While Tanzania’s president bowed to international pressure when he disavowed an official’s 2018 pledge to round up homosexuals and jail them for life, the country’s institutionalized homophobia hasn’t budged, Human Rights Watch warns.   On top of criminalizing homosexuality…

 Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, voters made it clear that they wanted him to talk health care, according to a poll released toThe Hill.  

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.