Big data is taking center stage at the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm this week.   Attendees will seek ways to reduce road fatalities and injuries—now the top killer of 5-29-year-olds—by half by 2030, WHO reported.  

Both men and women unconsciously think of science as “male,” and that implicit bias plays a role in who gets promoted to elite positions in science, Vox reports

As Syrian government-led forces close their grip on Idlib—the last rebel-held enclave—they are pushing hundreds of thousands of Syrians into cold, overcrowded camps, Al Jazeera reports

Globally, deaths from congenital heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect) have declined 34.5% since 1990. But better diagnosis and treatments driving the improvement aren’t evenly accessible. 

Chinese officials have expressed hope the novel coronavirus outbreak could be peaking, citing a fall in new cases in the last couple of days, the AP reports. But Chinese epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan cautioned that much work remains.

Bill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter, published yesterday, reflects on 20 years and $53.8 billion spent on efforts to further their core mission: To give every person “the chance to live a healthy and productive life.” Key takeaways from this must-read for the global…

The Trump administration has outlined $3 billion in cuts to global health in its 2021 budget proposal—a move that would halve the US contribution to the WHO as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Policy reports.

Did WHO praise for China’s response early on hurt efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus? Mounting evidence that Chinese officials silenced whistleblowers and undercounted cases while the WHO praised China’s response are testing faith in the WHO’s…

Paris may have the Louvre, Beijing the Forbidden City, and Delhi the Red Fort, but Baltimore has an 825-pound ball of string.   And it can be yours!   The spherical 337.5 miles of string is for sale. After the famed Haussner’s restaurant closed in 1999, Bob Gerber bought it…

Li Wenliang, the doctor who sounded a warning early in the coronavirus outbreak, lost his life to the virus early Friday a.m. in Wuhan—spurring an outpouring of grief and outrage, CNN reports. Just 34 years old, he was silenced by the authorities after he warned other…