There’s 2 sides of the coin when it comes to air pollution and COVID-19.   One the one hand, long-term lung damage from intense air pollution may worsen the disease, The Guardian reports.  

Vectorborne diseases thrive in humanitarian emergencies, marked by mass displacement, ravaged infrastructure, and poor security. These circumstances are the reality for much of the high-burden malaria population across Africa.   These factors pose huge challenges for vector…

As COVID-19 continues its worldwide attack, few pockets remain untouched. Here's a grim, global tour:South-East Asia

As social distancing expands, the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19—those over age 60 and those with certain underlying health conditions—are also those most at risk for suffering from loneliness and social isolation. We’ve entered a new period of “social pain,”…

Official numbers may indicate that Africa is being spared the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak—but the continent is waiting for the “ticking time bomb” to explode, Science reports.  

Italian health workers are facing “war-like” conditions as they work around the clock to contain COVID-19, 

The US flunked COVID-19’s first test: It hindered rapid testing in the Seattle area, site of the country’s first confirmed case.

Rich countries’ demand for hot commodities is contributing to malaria risk in developing nations.   A new Nature study traced 20% of malaria risk in deforestation hotspots to international commodities like coffee, cotton, and timber. The US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan…

Iron deficiency tests are getting it wrong—and that has major implications for nutritional interventions in Africa, according to a new study in BMC Medicine.  

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had a stark wake-up call to countries giving up or not stepping up to mobilize against COVID-19,  EuroNews reports.“This is not a drill, this is not a time to give up, this is not a time for excuses, this is a time for…