Trust in vaccines is eroding to the point that they could become useless, warned an important editorial in The New York Times this past weekend.   Online, “anti-vaccine propaganda has outpaced pro-vaccine public health information”—and defense against the onslaught is too…

The US cancer death rate has declined for 25 years—dropping 27% between 1991 and 2016—thanks to early detection and more people passing on smoking, an American Cancer Society report released yesterday shows.  

If the European science funders who drafted Plan S had their way, all papers published with grants from the world’s top research funders would immediately be open access.

African Americans seem to be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans. But why?

The rare, polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis spike in the US has peaked, but the quest to understand the disease continues. Cases surged in 2014, then in 2016, and again in 2018, with 158 cases confirmed so far. This year, parents and the medical community are more…

MURANGA, KENYA — Peter Muchoki spent much of his childhood lonely. He wondered why he was different from the other children. He prayed that he and his brother would be cured of what they called their curse.

Intro to the Series An estimated 1 in 10,000 people are born with hemophilia, a blood disorder caused by a lack of proteins needed to stop bleeding. While those in developed countries have access to treatment that allows them to lead normal lives, that is not the case for…

In Washington’s King County, prosecutors are deploying a public health approach against gun violence, studying the scourge as an epidemiologist would examine a disease. By analyzing the dynamics between victims, witnesses and perpetrators, the intent is to stop violence…

The WHO’s decision to classify “gaming disorder” has stirred debate over what defines addiction. As with other types of addiction, a relatively small percentage of gamers (1-3%) become addicted—but that still amounts to tens of millions of problem gamers. The classification…

Targeted by the Trump administration, an HIV research lab that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions faces an uncertain future.   Last week, the NIH notified the University of California at San Francisco research center—which has played an instrumental role in…