Sleeping Sickness Is Harder for Scientists to Beat Than Ebola
A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers.
Trump's CDC and USAID Vacancies Are a National Security Risk
“Pandemics don’t know borders.”
old school, meet new school
Should Traditional Healers be Regulated by Modern Medicine?
The benefits of cooperation between mainstream and traditional medicine are clear and strong—but there's no consensus about how to make it official.
Is Trump Prepared for the Next Epidemic?
Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
humans of the year
The Vaccine Hunter: Nelson Michael Is Working to End Humanity’s Worst Diseases
From Ebola, to Zika, to HIV, Dr. Nelson Michael isn’t afraid of a challenge.
Trump is Ruining Our Health on a Global Scale Now
Presidents in both parties have historically regarded global health initiatives as a way to ensure security and fulfill a moral imperative to help others in need. That's all going to hell now.
Ebola Can Hide Out and Replicate In Your Lungs
The more we know, the better we get at fighting the virus.
11 Great Things That Happened in This Spectacularly Shitty Year
Some stuff actually went right in 2016.
The Women Battling the Post-Ebola Teen Pregnancy Epidemic
Two years after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola crisis as a health emergency, life is slowly going back to normal in Sierra Leone—unless you're a teenage girl.
Why a Zika Vaccine Will Come Much Faster Than the Ebola Vaccine Did
Scientists have been sharing data and collaborating to develop a vaccine at a breakneck pace.
We Spent the Day with Spain's Black Metal Band Muert
We caught up with the band in the Canary Islands to find out what's behind the anti-Christian lyrics of its music.
Here’s Where Animal Diseases Are Jumping into Humans
Ebola, Zika, SARS, and Lyme disease are just a few of the nearly 1,000 zoonoses that pose a risk to humans.