How serious is the threat to sub-Saharan Africa posed by noncommunicable diseases? Consider 2 new findings by Hebe N. Gouda, University of Queensland, and colleagues in the Lancet Global Health. Using data from 1990 to 2017, they found:

On September 23, join the American Public Health Association and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative for Policies That Work to Reduce Gun Violence, livestreamed from Washington DC.

The DRC’s former health minister was detained on Saturday for alleged mismanagement of Ebola funds; officials feared he might try to flee the country, Al Jazeera reports.

A decade after China’s government launched the Healthy China 2020 initiative—an ambitious commitment to an affordable, efficient health system—The Lancet Public Health checks on its progress with a special issue.

Determined to improve on 1-way, easy-to-ignore reminders for tuberculosis patients to take their medicine, MIT researchers in Kenya embarked on an experiment, reports MedicalXpress.  

Improved nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, according to a new WHO report. Investing in ideal nutrition for each life stage helps address malnutrition's double burden: underweight/stunting in some populations, and obesity and cancer in others.

In 2014, NPR reported a rise in chronic kidney disease of unknown origin among young, healthy Central American laborers.

2019 has broken dengue outbreak records—the Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh are facing shortages of testing kits and hospital beds.   To get ahead of hard-to-predict dengue outbreaks, researchers at Bangkok’s Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit are deploying…

South African health officials are recommending that more pilot programs offer AZT and PrEP to mixed status couples—one partner is HIV positive and the other isn’t—who want to have children.   Research over the past several years has shown that with early and consistent use…

Using consumer DNA testing, adults conceived through artificial insemination are tracing paternity back to the doctors that inseminated their mothers.  More than 20 “doctor daddy” cases worldwide illuminate what may have been a dubious trend in early fertility practices.…