The first scientific study of the HIV outbreak in Ratodero, Pakistan shows an urgent need to ramp up efforts to control the outbreak and treat those infected, according to a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine news release.  

In a worrisome trend, mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been creeping back in a handful of countries over the last 18 months—jeopardizing prog

Bangladesh is poised to become the first country to plant a controversial “golden rice.” It may sound magical—but it’s science. Golden rice was developed in the 90s to combat vitamin A deficiency—a common cause of blindness and increased risk for death from infectious…

Countries are scrambling to crack down on anti-vaxxers amid a 300% rise in measles cases the last few years.

Heaps of garbage piled up in war-torn Taez, Yemen are more than an eyesore for the once-beautiful city of 600,000+ people.   They’re also a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a source of cholera, which killed 304 people in Taez in the last 2+ years, according to the WHO.  …

Some researchers are ready to declare a consensus on what is causing acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like illness that has affected more than 500 children in the US. After searching 42 patients’ spinal fluid for thousands of viruses, researchers found that 69%…

The next pandemic is not a question of if, but when—and the world is woefully unprepared, according to the first annual report from the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board.

While Russia has made strides in tackling NCDs and TB, its policies pose a grave threat the control of other global health concerns like HIV.   A laundry list of antagonistic actions have overshadowed Russia’s global health efforts. On certain issues, the country’s approach…

Wiping out malaria by 2050 is a lofty—but achievable—goal, according to a landmark report published yesterday by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication.  

Fecal microbiota transplants have been kicking C.diff infections for decades. In 2013, they were granted a murky “investigational” classification from the FDA.  But when an FMT recipient died in June after contracting drug-resistant bacteria, the FDA deployed a safety alert…