GENEVA – Rwandan Sen. Richard Sezibera spelled out the challenge this way: Ebola in 2014. Zika in 2016. Plague in 2017. Ebola again in 2018. “Microbes have always been on the warpath, and they are reminding us they remain on the warpath,” Sen. Sezibera said at a World…

WASHINGTON, DC—In mid-May, the US National Security Advisor assembled a team of top advisors to discuss the mysterious illness emerging in Germany and Venezuela, with hundreds of cases and dozens of deaths since mid-April. Patients, including US military members, were…

Malignant hyperthermia, a rare complication of general anesthesia, is often fatal without treatment.

The EPA’s Science Advisory Board is re-thinking Scott Pruitt’s plan to restrict the agency’s use of scientific studies to those using public data. In a memo, SAB working group members wrote that the “Secret Science” rule could remove “legal, ethical, and peer-reviewed…

Not enough is being done to test for and treat HTLV-1, warn doctors alarmed by infection rates among adults exceeding 40% in some remote parts of central Australia.

Most arbovirus infections, from Zika virus, to West Nile virus, to dengue fever, have no specific treatment or vaccine—with a couple of notable exceptions, such as yellow fever.

Technology has already taken disease surveillance a long way since John Snow pored over maps to investigate 19th-Century London’s cholera outbreak. Now, Artificial Intelligence (AI), packing superpowers in data processing and predictive modeling, is poised to be a…

The sleek, discreet Juul—the “iPhone of e-cigarettes”—became ubiquitous in schools last fall. Now the FDA is on a mission to crack down on the devices and determine why they’re so popular among youths. The answer could be in marketing materials the FDA has demanded from…

In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…

What happens when promising research fails an initial futility analysis in a clinical trial? In this case, damaging misinformation and potential loss of hope for patients with debilitating depression. In open trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS), neurologist Helen…