Suicide eclipses even armed conflict as the deadliest form of violence across the globe, resulting in around 1 million deaths every year, UN officials noted today, marking World Suicide Prevention Day.

Insecticide-treated bed nets—critical weaponry in the malaria prevention arsenal—are typically distributed by health clinics to pregnant women or via mass campaigns every 3 years in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. But campaigns are expensive logistical ordeals, and lost or…

Treatment options are sorely limited for an extensively drug-resistant strain of typhoid that has been spreading in Pakistan since November 2016.5 classes of drugs are resistant to Salmonella Typhi. The city of Hyderabad alone has seen 800 cases as the outbreak spreads in…

Evidence indicates that Russia’s HIV epidemic is “uncontrolled and worsening”—a public health crisis marked by a failure of public policy and practice, according to Chris Beyrer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-authors.

All suicides are preventable: That is the bedrock belief of Zero Suicide, an approach that began as an attempt to reduce suicides in mental health systems in Detroit. Its practices center on making care accessible and restricting access to means of suicide.Now some large…

Preventing tick bites and treating Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) early among American Indian tribes in Arizona may avoid premature death and disability and save millions of dollars, according to the CDC. In a recent study, CDC and Indian Health Service experts linked…

The 24/7 coverage of the Ebola epidemic has ended, but in Sierra Leone, contact tracers are working hard to identify the last connections to the outbreak—the runners, escapees and unknowns who were exposed to those infected with the Ebola virus. In a National Geographic…

Giving Ebola patients a malaria drug may lower their risk of dying from the virus by 31%, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Another study, also in the NEJM, finds that treating Ebola patients with blood plasma from Ebola survivors does…

As the window of political opportunity following the West African Ebola epidemic rapidly closes, “International institutions are poised to make one of the most momentous decisions about the future of global health security since the formation of the World Health…

In 2003, an avian influenza outbreak burned through Vietnam’s poultry industry. It led to the death and culling of tens of millions of chickens and ducks. The virus jumped to people, killing 42. The next year, the government embraced the “One Health” preventive strategy…