Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation over the next decade would pay more than “triple dividends” worth $7.1 trillion, according to an analysis by the Global Commission on Adaptation, published ahead of the UN Climate Summit set for later this month,

Europe has a health equity problem: Women in the most disadvantaged groups can expect to live 7 fewer years than their advantaged peers. For men, the gap is up to 15 years. And things are not getting better: Health inequities have persisted or gotten worse in many of the 53…

Although Germany only published its first global health strategy in 2013, it has rapidly accelerated its pace in the field—like a new Porsche on the Autobahn.

Wiping out malaria by 2050 is a lofty—but achievable—goal, according to a landmark report published yesterday by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication.  

Ebola survivors in Guinea had 5X the mortality risk in their first year after discharge compared with the general population, according to a study published yesterday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.  

Cancer, now the leading killer in wealthy countries, is on track to outpace cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death globally in the next few decades, according to research published yesterday in the Lancet.  

It’s not a surprise, but it’s worth calling out governments for failing to invest in water and sanitation systems. After all, 2.2 billion people lack “safely managed” water. The WHO makes an urgent call for funding in a new report released during a World Water Week…

The discovery of mental illness clusters within families has sparked genetic research—but the data has a diversity problem.   78% of current DNA data comes from people of European ancestries, who thus stand to benefit most from related treatment advances, write Anne…

Move over, concrete-and-steel behemoths. There’s a new high-rise on the rise.   Amid growing environmental concerns about concrete, high-tech timber buildings have shot up in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. Innovations in timber technology have eroded concerns…

Wealthy, conservative European microstates like Monaco and San Marino—born of antiquated politics—are among the last in the EU without abortion rights. Despite the Council of Europe’s proclamation that abortion is a human right, most microstates criminalize abortion even in…