From a public health perspective, Vienna has a lot going for it—Alpine tap water, child benefits for moms, and some of the world’s lowest maternal death rates.There is one glaring exception: Vienna is also known as the “ashtray of Europe”—a quarter of Austrians…

Glaswegians have a 30% higher risk of dying before age 65 compared to people in other British cities. Suicide rates are 70% higher for them than Manchester and Liverpool residents.The phenomenon is known as the “Glasgow Effect.” Researchers have pored over…

The world let down its guard on typhoid, and now untreatable strains threaten to cause a major global health emergency, Oxford Martin School researchers warn in a supplement on typhoid in Clinical Infectious Diseases.  

Canada and Europe have stirred debate by opting to release clinical study reports underlying medical products approved or rejected by regulators. The US has no such practice, treating this information as commercially sensitive. But some experts want American regulators to…

It was January of 1925, and Nome’s children were dying. Diphtheria had struck the Alaskan town, but the curative serum the local doctor needed was in Nenana, nearly 700 miles away.

Since the Zika pandemic ended 3 years ago, 6,000+ research papers have been published on the topic. Yesterday the New England Journal of Medicine published an overall takeaway, revealing:

In the developed world, Google and Apple Maps may seem to have just about every inch of ground covered—but huge swaths of the globe remain digitally unmapped, posing huge challenges to disaster response.   Why the map gap? Digital mapping projects are propped up by ad sales…

Funding for HIV and TB is falling off, as international donors try to shift more costs to affected countries—upping the risks of “epidemic rebound,” Médecins Sans Frontières warns in a report released yesterday

When I was 3, India opened up its economy, bringing in companies from around the world. Everything changed. As a baby, I had cloth diapers. My younger brother wore disposable diapers.