Smoking prevalence has fallen in the last 4 decades—but the number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion, propelled by population growth, according to a new 

For more than a century, Big Tobacco used alluring themes of “beauty, fashion, freedom and sophistication” to market cigarettes to women and girls—at a terrible cost in lives, according to a

Yesterday’s US FDA okay for vaccinating the nation’s ~17 million young teens with the Pfizer shot raises 2 big question: 

Liberia is the first African country to introduce the new typhoid conjugate vaccine, folding it into routine immunizations for 9-month-olds, the

From an increase in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, to more women murdered in Brazil and Mexico, and an uptick in reports of missing women in Peru, violence against women has increased dramatically during the pandemic, 

COVID-19 has been depriving more than 97% of children in Latin America and the Caribbean of an education, according to a UNICEF report released yesterday.

Unsafe recycling of lead-based car batteries may be the biggest global scandal you've never heard of.  It’s profitable but especially dangerous for children working in unsafe, unregulated smelting operations across the globe.

In malaria endemic areas, children who have fever are often presumed to have the disease—but a new study found that another mosquito-borne disease—dengue—was often the culprit.  

Preventive antimalarials for school-age children may be the key to revive progress against the disease across Africa,