Road traffic injuries (RTIs)—90% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries—are a preventable tragedy, and a hindrance to economic growth and developing countries’ overall welfare, according to a new data roundup.

Canadian researchers hope that their alarming findings on motorcycle injuries will spur policymakers and manufacturers to embrace tighter safety measures.

KATHMANDU, NEPAL – What’s the best treatment for burns? Prevention. That’s the answer you’ll get from most health care providers in rich and poor countries alike. But in poor countries, there’s little or no funding for burn prevention research and not much scientific…

Intro to the Series Burns cause an estimated 180,000 deaths each year, yet they rarely rate a significant spot on the global health agenda.

In Part I of GHN's Exclusive 3-part special series on burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of 2017—Joanne Silberner profiles the efforts of surgeon Shankar Man Rai to help forgotten patients in Nepal.

The bicycle helmet, a common piece of safety equipment and one of our 100 objects that shaped public health, is in need of a radical redesign.   While studies have shown that helmets can prevent severe brain injury, such as fracturing or brain bruising, they don’t do as…

Parents were happy when drop-down cribs appeared in the 1940s, making it easier to pick up and put down babies.

Believe it: Falls—such as slipping in the shower or tripping down stairs—kill over 420,000 people worldwide each year.   Steps to prevent falls include cleaning up spills and treating slippery surfaces like bathtubs and icy walkways, staying alert during your daily routine…

US motorcyclists who love “riding free” have pushed for the right not to wear a helmet for several decades. But with evidence mounting that mandated helmet use saves lives, pro-helmet public health advocates have stopped the loosening of laws in 10 states this year and…

Telling kids to “shake it off” after getting tackled in a football game might not be the safest advice. An imaging study posted yesterday in the journal Radiology revealed that the brains of football players ages 8 to 13 showed signs of traumatic injury even if the…