Greenhouse gas emissions are accelerating like a “speeding freight train” in 2018, rising for the 5 straight years, according to 1 of 2 new studies published this week as climate talks continue in Poland.

KIGALI—The delegates assembled for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning are more than just advocates of family planning, Gates Institute Director Jose “Oying” Rimon II said in his opening remarks. They might as well be superheroes, because family planning…

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.

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

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…

Tackling neonatal and maternal mortality means taking proper measurements, but data gaps have hampered the cause in high-burden countries. To fill the gap, research published this week aimed to quantify the burden, timing, and causes of maternal deaths, stillbirths, and…

72 babies born with microcephaly—plus 2 WHO-confirmed cases—indicate “strong evidence” of a Zika cluster in Angola. But a lack of capacity for advanced testing coupled with a meager national health system mean tracking a potential outbreak will be difficult.

An Epi-Pen for snakebites may be in our midst, but it will take awhile to get here. Snakebites are deadly everyday threat in rural, tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America, killing around 100,000 a year and disabling some 400,000.

For scores of girls in Laos’ Hmong ethnic minority community, the beginning of marriage means being abducted from school, or ripped from their beds by groups of young men. An embedded tradition, many girls expect it, and often know their captors, who avoid marriage payments…