public health

Prosecutors seeking 15 years behind bars for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted founder of biotech company Theranos.
Asking For Time

Prosecutors seeking 15 years behind bars for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

America's RSV surge, explained
Lungs
Briefing

America's RSV surge, explained

Major pharmacy companies agree to settle in nationwide opioid cases
CVS store sign
Pay up

Major pharmacy companies agree to settle in nationwide opioid cases

Is the flu going to be bad this year?
A thermometer.
Briefing

Is the flu going to be bad this year?

Florida officials warn of spike in potentially deadly skin infections after Hurricane Ian
Street flooding in Sanford, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.
stay out of the water

Florida officials warn of spike in potentially deadly skin infections after Hurricane Ian

Ebola outbreak leads to 3-week lockdown in two Ugandan districts
Ebola prevention poster on board outside
Ebola Outbreak

Ebola outbreak leads to 3-week lockdown in two Ugandan districts

FDA clears Omicron boosters for kids as young as 5
Vials of the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine await usage.
Boosting Them Up

FDA clears Omicron boosters for kids as young as 5

WHO chief says COVID's end is 'in sight'
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
cautiously optimistic

WHO chief says COVID's end is 'in sight'

Judge: Government can't mandate HIV drug coverage
PrEP Pills
Taking the blue pill

Judge: Government can't mandate HIV drug coverage

America's declining life expectancy, explained
A flag.
Briefing

America's declining life expectancy, explained

Can the CDC be fixed?
The CDC logo.
Brigid Kennedy

Can the CDC be fixed?

Experts say gyms, public transit are 'low risk' settings for monkeypox
Monkeypox
nationwide

Experts say gyms, public transit are 'low risk' settings for monkeypox

The unfortunate return of polio, explained
A child with Polio.
Briefing

The unfortunate return of polio, explained

Polio virus found in wastewater sample in NYC, health officials urge residents to get vaccinated
Polio Vaccine
it's back?

Polio virus found in wastewater sample in NYC, health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

The new 988 mental health hotline, explained
Helping hands.
Briefing

The new 988 mental health hotline, explained

Biden considers declaring public health emergency to increase abortion access
Joe Biden
in case of emergency, break glass

Biden considers declaring public health emergency to increase abortion access

NYC is 'epicenter' of monkeypox outbreak as cases surge
Monkeypox blood samples
Stay safe New York

NYC is 'epicenter' of monkeypox outbreak as cases surge

Maternal mortality rates could rise for minorities without Roe, experts warn
Pregnant women
elevated risk

Maternal mortality rates could rise for minorities without Roe, experts warn

Philadelphia ends briefly revived indoor mask requirement
Philadelphia mask mandate ends
That was quick

Philadelphia ends briefly revived indoor mask requirement

America ends the pandemic as we began: stupidly
An airplane.
Picture of Jeva LangeJeva Lange

America ends the pandemic as we began: stupidly

Free yourself from COVID-19
Lightning.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Free yourself from COVID-19

Biden admin says government-funded 'safe smoking kits' never meant crack pipes
Crack pipe
you got your problems...

Biden admin says government-funded 'safe smoking kits' never meant crack pipes

What we can learn about COVID from year 3 of 1918 influenza pandemic
1918 influenza ward
History Lesson

What we can learn about COVID from year 3 of 1918 influenza pandemic

The dilemma of deinstitutionalization
A mental hospital.
Samuel Goldman

The dilemma of deinstitutionalization

How vaccinated America has split over COVID
A woman walking.
Picture of Bonnie KristianBonnie Kristian

How vaccinated America has split over COVID

How America could have open schools
School.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

How America could have open schools

Our inadequate COVID blame game
A COVID argument.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Our inadequate COVID blame game

What's behind the public health switcheroo on COVID?
Anthony Fauci.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

What's behind the public health switcheroo on COVID?

The FDA's dangerous timidity on COVID tests
A home COVID test kit in the U.K.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

The FDA's dangerous timidity on COVID tests

We need more tests
A COVID test.
Picture of Noah MillmanNoah Millman

We need more tests

The health policy lesson Biden keeps forgetting
President Biden.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

The health policy lesson Biden keeps forgetting

Omicron now dominant coronavirus strain in new U.S. cases
People wait in line to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots.
the coronavirus crisis

Omicron now dominant coronavirus strain in new U.S. cases

The failure to vaccinate Africa
Vaccination.
Briefing

The failure to vaccinate Africa

Noble lies are a public health hazard
Anthony Fauci.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Noble lies are a public health hazard

FDA lifts some restrictions on heavily regulated abortion pill
Protest in favor of abortion pills
Abortion Fights

FDA lifts some restrictions on heavily regulated abortion pill