Many delegates will trickle into Kigali, Rwanda this weekend for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning with little fanfare—but the youth are already starting to steal the show, with a virtual youth relay that started in Mombasa, Kenya earlier this week.

A new Nature Genetics study has revealed nearly a million genes in parasitic worms never before identified.  

Dirty socks donated by Gambian children tested for malaria and springer spaniels in England added up to an advance in the quest for noninvasive malaria tests.   Steven Lindsay, a Durham University public health entomologist, put the socks to the sniff test by trained dogs,…

Human activity has accelerated the decline of wildlife populations to an astonishing degree, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released this week.

Public health professionals are going to have to get creative in order to reach young people skeptical about the value of vaccines, writes Brian Goldman in his CBC Radio blog.

Worldwide, a third of women who’ve been in a relationship report experiencing intimate partner violence. Medical workers are often the de facto first responders, a role many are not adequately prepared for. But from England to Malaysia to South Africa, a growing number of…

A staggering 93% of the world’s children under 15—1.8 billion—breathe air so polluted that their health and development are jeopardized.  

Systemic challenges to conducting research continue to continue to hold back science in low- and middle-income countries, write Senjuti Saha, PhD, and colleagues in a recent commentary for eLife. They warn that without immediate and sustained interventions, the gap in…

Women across the globe weighing a host of options for birth control never get a straight answer to a basic question: How will it affect me, specifically? You don’t know until you try, women are told.   For the 900 million women who use contraceptives worldwide, “…

The White House is looking to slash what Medicare pays for drugs to roughly match the cost in European countries. US residents pay more for meds than any other high-income country; some drugs cost 4 times more than in other countries, tweeted health secretary Alex Azar.