At the U.N., America Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Rights
Internal documents show how the U.S. works to stymie progress on women’s health, cultural issues, and climate change.
The Trump Administration Is Erasing Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad
The removal of information from the State Department’s annual reports has grave consequences for human rights monitoring worldwide.
How Political Is This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize?
The Nobel committee is usually looking to make a statement. Is it trying to tell us something about #MeToo—maybe even Brett Kavanaugh?
The Next Pandemic Will Be Arriving Shortly
Deadly diseases like Ebola and the avian flu are only one flight away. The U.S. government must start taking preparedness seriously.
You Can’t Treat Tuberculosis With Platitudes
Washington nearly killed the U.N. anti-TB effort, but it didn't need to. The U.N. will do that itself.
U.S. Lawmakers Press Pompeo to Fix Policy for Diplomat Families
The State Department has scaled back benefits to family members with special needs.
Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs
Families say the State Department continues to curb benefits mandated by law.
Who Will Care for the Carers?
As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?
Superbugs Are Going to Eat Us Alive
Drug-resistant diseases are on the rise. Only a global effort to prevent overuse of antibiotics can halt the threat.
Ireland’s Nasty No Campaign
Anti-abortion activists are deploying every imaginable scare tactic to defeat a referendum that would grant Irish women the right to choose.
The Royal Baby Is Lucky He Wasn’t Born in America
Everyone in the West, royalty or not, gets better maternal health care than parents in the United States.
Is China the World Leader in Biomedical Fraud?
Xi Jinping should be promoting evidence-based medicine, not quackery.
And the Gold Medal for Vomiting Goes to…
There’s a sudden outbreak of the nasty, fast-spreading norovirus — right near South Korea’s Olympic Village
If a President Is Dying, and Nobody Says Anything, Does It Make a Sound?
The Czech Republic's populist president is running for re-election — and his ailing health is an open secret.
India’s Hospitals Are Filling Up With Desperate Americans
Are deep-pocketed medical tourists the cause of, or solution to, India's health care problems?
The Crime of Gender Inequality in Global Health
There’s no way we’ll be able to grapple with the coming health crises unless we fix the gaping problem of women’s empowerment in global health.
Proposed U.S. Cuts to AIDS Funding Could Cause Millions of Deaths: Report
While the Trump administration praises its progress on the AIDS fight, health campaigners warn they are making the fight that much harder.
How Not to Handle the Opioid Crisis
America’s drug pushers aren’t in Mexico — they’re right at home.