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Fight Against Zika Virus Headed Toward Political Deadlock

The Senate and the House are hundreds of millions of dollars apart on anti-Zika funding.


Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.


Colombia’s Pro-Lifers Are Objectively Pro-Zika

Colombia’s progressive abortion laws can stop the spread of Zika-linked microcephaly. But the conservative opposition has other plans.


Syrian Doctors Are Saving German Lives — and That’s a Problem

More than 1,500 Syrian physicians are working in Germany. Could this be the death knell for Syria’s medical system?


Across the Middle East, Doctors Are Being Killed Like Never Before

Physicians, nurses and patients are under assault by the Syrian and Russian air campaign and U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen.


A Plea to Presidential Candidate Christie: Please Stop Talking About Zika

As governor of New Jersey, his handling of Ebola quarantines was abysmal. And on the campaign trail, Chris Christie is promising to make the same mistakes all over again—this time with the Zika virus.

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CDC to Women: Go on Birth Control or Quit Drinking

Among the various medical dictates in common circulation, teetotalism isn’t new. But a new report by the CDC takes previous cautionings further.


The Ebola Rape Epidemic No One’s Talking About

When the outbreak hit West Africa, fevers spiked – and so did rates of teenage pregnancy.

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