What Would American Healthcare Look Like If It Were More Equitable?
Former Surgeon General David Satcher writes about his efforts to eliminate healthcare disparities in the U.S.
New COVID-19 Antiviral Pills: How Do They Work?
Two new antiviral drugs have joined remdesivir as treatments for people with COVID-19. How they work, and why they’re complicated.
Date Set For International Space Station’s Burial At Sea
In 2031, the International Space Station will join the Mir station and other orbiters in the ocean’s “spacecraft cemetery.”
Beware Of Fake Pop-Up COVID Sites
A regulation loophole allows pop-up testing sites to proliferate with little regulation and oversight.
Saliva Sharing Might Help Kids Identify Their Closest Relationships
A new study shows that small children use subtle saliva cues, like sharing utensils, to determine those closest to them.
New Research Links Epstein-Barr Virus to Multiple Sclerosis
Research out of Harvard links the degenerative and incurable condition to an infection with the common virus that causes “kissing disease.”
A Replacement Heart, From A Pig
Doctors report transplanting a heart from a genetically-modified pig into a human.
Ivermectin’s False Reputation Exemplifies How Misinformation Spread
The unproven drug lacks scientific backing—and even the studies that purportedly found it effective have been disputed and retracted.
Omicron Sparks Surge In Pediatric Hospitalizations
Two pediatric infectious disease specialists answer listener questions about what’s behind the rise in omicron cases in kids.
Omicron Variant Drives Winter COVID Surge
Everything you need to know about tests, revised quarantine guidelines, and forthcoming vaccines.