The brutal rape and torture of a 19-year-old Maha Dalit woman in September

While it could be days before we know the next US president, GHN has been watching science- and health care-related votes—and some have already been called:  

In malaria endemic areas, children who have fever are often presumed to have the disease—but a new study found that another mosquito-borne disease—dengue—was often the culprit.  

What does the outcome of the US presidential election mean for science and health? A lot.    The result will not only dictate the future of the nation’s COVID-19 response, but the future of various federal agencies, top officials, health care laws, and global health in…

As COVID-19 cases explode in different parts of the US, contact tracers are overwhelmed and some health officials appear to be giving up on tracking the virus, 

For the first time, the WHO is poised to clear a vaccine for emergency use—and it’s not for COVID-19.  

“Sometimes the doors to their rooms are open, and you just see someone sitting in a chair with tears running down their face,” said geriatrician Louise Aronson of University of California, San Francisco.  For elderly people, COVID-19 restrictions designed to protect them…

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies wane over time, and more severe cases stir stronger immune responses, a trio of new studies concur. And while they diverge over how long antibodies last, this isn’t necessarily cause for concern.

The Black Death that hit Europe in the 1340s and early 1350s and killed tens of millions has some striking similarities to the current pandemic,

Russia’s heavy-handed approach to the pandemic—stiff fines for missing quarantine checks, jail time for knowingly hiding infections—could be backfiring, as COVID-19 cases surge. Russians’ history of mistrusting medicine—dating back to Soviet times—has also set the stage…