Few clinical trial sponsors are complying with a US government push to publish results in a federal database, a Science investigation of 4,700 trials reveals. 30 out of 184 institutional sponsors in one group missed all reporting deadlines—flouting a 2007 law promising…

Overwhelming stress. Discrimination. Bullying and harassment.  

Significant advancements in sub-Saharan Africa’s health care in the last decade are giving the International Finance Corporation’s Biju Mohandas “many reasons for optimism.” 4 “essential elements” are driving change:

In Eastern Europe, a combination of low funding for public health and rising consumer spending power has fueled the rise of private medical care—and a race for the accompanying trove of health data.   Some of the region’s major insurers are partnering with startup tech…

Phage therapy holds promise for tackling antimicrobial resistance but “there’s a dearth of fundamental research,” says microbiologist Martha Clokie.  Pioneered in the 1910s, phage therapy—using tiny viruses (bacteriophages) that invade and destroy bacteria hosts—was dwarfed…

For people with chronic pain, green light therapy may help. University of Arizona researchers found that migraine sufferers exposed to green light for 2 hours a day had a 60% decrease in intensity and occurrence of symptoms.  The causal circuity is unknown, but principal…

Sleep apnea has a low profile, though 1 billion people worldwide suffer from mild-to-severe forms of the disease, writes Neil Steinberg, who's one of them. It occurs when throat muscles relax too much during sleep, blocking the airway and triggering countless gasps for air…

Lots of drugs are used for epilepsy, which afflicts 1 in 26 people in their lifetime and causes crippling seizures. But very often they don’t work. One researcher described the treatment status quo as a game of whack-a-mole, using the same ineffective drugs to treat myriad…

What’s thought of as “the opioid crisis” is actually several simultaneous—and sometimes overlapping—epidemics.    A new Rural Sociology study of death certificates found that different drugs caused overdoses in different regions:

Federally funded researchers have disclosed some $188 million in “significant” financial conflicts of interest since 2012, after the NIH toughened up reporting rules.   That’s a low estimate, since 44% of the disclosures did not list a dollar value. The reporting range tops…