Cancer death disparities between African Americans and whites narrowed significantly in the last 30 years. In 1990, the “excess risk” in cancer mortality for black people was 47%. A recent American Cancer Society study found that number dropped to 19% by 2016.   The dive is…

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…

Breast cancer is less common in black women, yet they are 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women. New research suggests one possible reason: black women are less likely  to complete 10-year endocrine therapies that can halve the risk of recurrence.

Rural West Virginia has a severe shortage of dentists, and it shows. In 2014 and 2015 nearly half of counties had less than 6 practicing dentists; just ½ of adults statewide visited a dentist in 2014.  Offering incentives to send more dentists to rural America seems like…

The horror of the AIDS epidemic once united gay politics in America. But the advent of life-saving antiretroviral drugs brought a chasm between ARV haves—white gay men—and have-nots—black gay men who often didn’t get the drugs, writes Steven W. Thrasher.

Health in the US improved overall from 1990-2016, but wide disparities from state to state show a need for better preventive care, according to a new study coordinated by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The probability of dying…

Infectious disease deaths are down overall in America, but University of Washington researchers have identified holes and shifts in that progress. New research in JAMA tracks county-level infectious disease deaths from 1980-2014. Mortality rates fell 18.7%, to 34.10 per…

“No providers come into this work for purpose of abusing women.”

The 9th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference is underway in New York, ready to inspire the global health academic community to take knowledge on paper and breathe life into it to tackle neglected challenges.

The 9th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference is underway in New York, ready to inspire the global health academic community to take knowledge on paper and breathe life into it to tackle neglected challenges.