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Dec 9, 2022

For the first time, the WHO released a report of fungal “priority pathogens” that are causing invasive diseases in humans and are becoming more prevalent and more resistant to treatment. Dr. Hatim Sati, technical leader of the report, talks with Stephanie Desmon about why fungi pose such a threat to human health,...


Dec 7, 2022

Guest host Bilal Khan, a Johns Hopkins public health student who recently worked as an advisor to senior public health leaders in Pakistan, talks with Dr. Rabika Fatima, a Karachi-based doctor volunteering at medical relief camps near the floods, about what’s happening on the ground in the aftermath of Pakistan’s...


Dec 5, 2022

Unintentional injuries like auto and firearm accidents, drownings, and poisonings, are the leading causes of death in US children over age 1. Dr. Sadiqa Kendi, Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center and a Bloomberg Fellow, talks with Lindsay Smith Rogers about her work on the Mass PIER...


Dec 2, 2022

COVID-19 infections may look different in 2022 than they did in 2020, thanks to vaccines, infection-induced immunity, and new treatments—but that doesn’t mean we can rest easy. Dr. Paul Sax, clinical director of infectious diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical...


Nov 30, 2022

Medications to treat opioid use disorder in pregnant people can decrease the chances of an infant being born too early and reduce risks of maternal overdose and death. But with a fractured and underfunded system of OUD treatment, as well as stigma around drug abuse in pregnancy and siloed maternal health care, how...