On its 5th anniversary, The Lancet Global Health open-access research journal asks 5 of its International Advisory Board members to reflect on the global health field’s evolution over the past 5 years and highlight some priority issues.
Countries most at risk for climate change also face steeper borrowing costs, a new Imperial College Business School and SOAS University of London study determined.
Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…
70% of Australian beachgoers could not id rip currents, but each year they kill, on average, more lives in Australia than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined.
A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea—declared polio-free 18 years ago—after a case surfaced in a 6-year-old boy. The same virus was also isolated from stool specimens of 2 healthy children from the same community “representing an outbreak,” according to…
A coalition of public health groups has set a deadline of 2030 to do away with dog-mediated rabies, which accounts for 99% of cases of the dreaded disease. While rabies is preventable, it is endemic in over 150 countries and kills 59,000 people each year.
Life on Mars is a distant reality but there is new hope for humans in finding a way to breathe: a group of aquatic bacteria that thrives in extreme environments.
Displacement is now happening at a rate equivalent to 44,500 people per day, according to UNHCR's latest Global Trends report, released each year ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.
Gaming disorder is expected to be added to the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases next year, as worries mount about the addictive quality of the pastime embraced by some 2.6 billion people worldwide.
Disease data reporting has come a long way since 16th century London’s weekly Bills of Mortality. Now we have the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, providing a common vocabulary to record and report causes of disease and…