Do people who suffered a mild or moderate bout of COVID-19 months ago need to worry about their heart health? Scientists search for the answer.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Prisoners have been excluded from vaccine trials out of concern that they may be coerced into participating, but researchers say that including the vulnerable population in COVID-19 studies could have outsize health benefits.
People in Myanmar's western state are battling a surge in coronavirus in the midst of escalating conflict. The uprising is the latest in a state with a troubled history.
Epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers urged the government to develop a plan to eliminate test shortages and anticipate bottlenecks in supplies. Things may have gone differently if more officials had listened to her.
“In order to care for our patients, we also need to be cared for,” one methadone clinic director who struggled to find PPE told Columbia Journalism School graduate Anastassia Gliadkovskaya.
For centuries, the Quilombola people, descendants of escaped African slaves, have survived against insurmountable odds in the Amazon rainforest. Now industrial pollution and a pandemic are threatening their existence.
“The whole place was engulfed in flames. We saw an exodus of people from a burning hell,” says Marco Sandrone, the field coordinator for MSF in Lesbos where the Moria refugee camp is located.
Designed to hold 3,000 people, Moria refugee camp now has 13,000 residents. The overcrowding makes it nearly impossible to follow social distancing guidelines and practice proper hygiene during the pandemic.
An estimated 300,000 migrant seafarers are languishing mostly forgotten on stranded vessels scattered across seas or in ports because of the pandemic, according to a London-based trade union.
Coronavirus has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the country. Of the 10,000 Choctaws served by the tribe, one in 10 has tested positive for COVID-19.
Dozens of studies have reported that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients have been people with obesity, as a constellation of physiological and social factors drive those grim numbers.
A growing civil war in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and the ongoing pandemic have led some to fear they will never be safe.
Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison.
Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. The journey brings him in touch with people who tell their stories, share their lives and teach him about resilience,...
With HIV rates second only to those of sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands that conjure visions of sun and sand now highlight the interplay between poverty and the epidemic in this hemisphere.
A dark chapter of Canada's history is brought to light in Daniella Zalcman's photographs.
Photographer Daniella Zalcman's haunting images capture one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history.
Daniella Zalcman's photos are being featured on The New Yorker magazine's Instagram page.
Award-winning documentary becomes community engagement tool on LGBTI issues via screenings from New York to Jamaica, 24 film festivals, two national broadcasts and more.
Global aid agencies floundered for months before tackling the Ebola outbreak. Faster care could have improved survival rates and helped scientists find a cure for the virus.
Aid organizations and governments spend billions on public health aid in developing countries. Why do so many Ebola and TB clinics still lack basic resources?
Advanced technologies for tuberculosis testing could save millions of lives, but only if they are designed to reach those who need them most: the poor in the developing world.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Frontline health workers ignored and underpaid in $3.3 billion fight against Ebola.
View 2014 Campus Consortium symposium with journalists and professors focusing on human rights and the global fight against AIDS at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Scientific detective timeline tracing the origins of HIV nominated for best science website.
Matter of ACT Special Mention Award for Best Film goes to 'The Abominable Crime.'