From 2013-2017 the US government paid some $229 million per year to patients who claimed vaccines harmed them. For any other drug, manufacturers would be liable for harm done. But decades ago the possibility of bank-breaking lawsuits discouraged drugmakers from getting…

Health care took top billing in yesterday’s midterm elections—41% of Americans said it was the most important issue on the ballot, beating out the economy and immigration, according to exit polls.  

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…

New evidence suggests Neanderthals might have had a better handle on healthcare than previously thought.

Kicking off a new series on the role of cities in health, Majid Ezzati and colleagues issue a call for cities to overcome inertia and put health inequalities at the center of planning.

In 3 decades, China has transitioned from a poor farming country the world’s second largest economy. But China’s “cradle-to-grave system of socialized medicine” is cracking under the weight of 1 billion+ people. China has just 1 general practitioner for every 6,666 people…