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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.
The death rate from cancer is falling for American men, women and children of all backgrounds

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women, and children in the United States among all major racial and ethnic groups.

Yes, President Trump, there is a difference between HIV and HPV. Here's a handy tipsheet

In a video that came to light this week, Bill Gates recounted two meetings with Donald Trump in which the president asked "if there was a difference between HIV and HPV." The answer is yes, and this tipsheet will help you tell them apart.

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