An outbreak grabbed the headlines for Somalis in this northern state. But advocates hope it can bring more than just an emergency response.
At least 56 people in Singapore have contracted Zika in what is a major case of local transmission far from the Americas, where the disease has become established.
A bill in California will change the way the state collects data about Asian Americans, at least in the arena of public health.
The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of the city’s residents to dangerous lead levels. But Flint is hardly unique. Many other American cities have faced lead contamination in water supplies, and an expanding list of common substances, including some pesticides and flame retardants, may also be linked to significant developmental and neurological problems. Get the latest on this largely hidden crisis at a live forum from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, PRI’s The World and WGBH.
It's a story about mosquitoes, public health, water and women, which is why The World has sent its Across Womens' Lives team to Brazil. They’re there to report on how Zika fits into the story of Brazilian women’s struggles to improve their lives in a time of rapid and often disturbing environmental change.
Not long after the shooting in Charleston, a US House of Representatives committee rejected a measure that would have allowed the CDC to conduct research into gun violence, leaving intact a ban pushed by the NRA back in the 1990s. That leads to odd gun violence reports that are not about guns.
A deadly virus that first emerged in the Middle East has hit South Korea, where three people have died so far. Authorities have closed hundreds of schools and universities. But is that really necessary?
Being new to the US can be challenging enough. Now add managing your diabetes in a new culture and language. A project in California is offering help.
While the ranks of the uninsured in the US have dropped sharply under Obamacare, around four million low-income Americans are still left out of the program in states that did not expand Medicaid. And while those states wrestle with the federal government, ordinary citizens say they're suffering.
With the Ebola outbreak not yet behind us, global health workers are already scrambling to prevent what could be the next big outbreak of an emerging disease caused by a virus that jumped from animals into humans. In Tanzania, an organization is trying a new approach to tracking these new viruses and preventing another pandemic.
Henry County, Tennessee, is so packed full of churches that it's considered an "Evangelical hub" according to census data. That data also shows an unhealthy county, and one pastor wants his flock to focus just as much on physical health as spiritual well-being.