Not-yet-peer-reviewed findings from a trial of a new oral COVID-19 treatment show the pill cut the risk of death and hospitalization in half,

Trevor Bedford, a computational virologist who was first to report community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the US, has had a good month.   He got a 7-year, $9 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. And then on Tuesday, the world learned he won a $625,000…

For some years, research has shown suicide in America is particularly dire for Black youth.   A study published earlier this month found that the trend is worsening.   From 2003–2017:

Killings in the US were up a historic 30% last year, a scourge driven by guns, according to the FBI’s annual crime statistics released Monday.  

Women and nonbinary firefighters face a host of unique challenges on the job.   Harassment for one: A 2019 study from the Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research found that 37% percent of women in this field reported verbal harassment and sexual advances at work…

Amid a new gold rush of health equity research funding, an influx of newcomers to the field are publishing “naive and uninformed, and sometimes racist, research and ‘erasing’ scholars of color” who built the discipline’s foundation.  

In an era rife with challenges, there’s still “an abundance of good things” happening—with some caveats, NIH chief Francis Collins said yesterday in a virtual conversation with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Kelly Henning about the key issues facing the US in this next phase of…

Melanoma is often associated with sun exposure. Not so for acral lentiginous melanoma, a little-understood form of the disease that crops up mainly in the hands and feet of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. While studying in the UK, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza…

60% of the 55 million families affected by Alzheimer’s globally live in low- and middle-income countries—yet the vast majority of genetic research on the disease has been limited to westerners.

South Africa’s sugar tax is working, reducing sugary drink purchases by 28% since 2018, offering a key means to address the country’s sky-high levels of diabetes and obesity.  But still: