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Why 70 percent of the world’s maternal deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa


Ozempic is a game-changer. Here’s how it works.

The knowns — and known unknowns — of long Covid, explained

The Covid mask wars have left us unprepared for the next pandemic

SNAP boosts kept millions out of poverty during Covid. Now they’re gone.

We can overcome vaccine hesitancy. Just look at the HPV shot.

Why it’s so hard to get answers on long Covid

The campaign to make insulin less expensive just scored a major victory

The FBI and Energy Department think Covid-19 came from a lab. Now what?


Why kids don’t get as cold as adults do

The pay gap between hospital CEOs and nurses is expanding even faster than we thought

Nobody knows what the point of homework is

The new scientific review on masks and Covid isn’t what you think

Conservatives’ war on emotions in the classroom

America’s after-school afterthought

Yes, the Ohio train wreck is an environmental disaster. No, it’s not Chernobyl.

How bad of a norovirus wave is the US in for? 

John Fetterman is openly discussing his treatment for depression. Few politicians do.

Millions of people are about to get kicked off Medicaid

Why don’t we have vaccines for fungal infections?

Nobody but your doctor should know your menstrual history

The forgotten victims of the Adderall shortage

It doesn’t take that many electric cars to improve public health

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Obesity in the age of Ozempic

Can you get bird flu?

Biden is ending the Covid public health emergency. Here’s what that means for you.

What can the world learn from China’s “zero-Covid” lockdown?

Believe it or not, we are not going to be sick forever

Were bivalent boosters worth it?

Operation Warp Speed was a huge success. So why is the US turning away from it?

Congress’s bipartisan deal to spend billions more fighting HIV and malaria abroad

A worrisome trend in American hospitals is hurting poor patients

How the latest Covid-19 variant is shaping the course of the pandemic

Why we can’t turn off the NFL

Xi Jinping has abandoned zero-Covid. What happens now?

22 predictions we made in 2022, and the 6 we got wrong

The medical system has failed Black Americans for centuries. Could reparations be the answer?

2022 was the worst for many US hospitals. The aftershocks will last for years.

Great news for germs