Cervical cancer is highly preventable, yet its incidence is alarmingly high in poor counties like Haiti. Pap smears miss the precursors of cervical cancer 85% of the time in Haiti, where the death rate from cervical cancer is 30X higher than in the US. David Walmer,…

Saving 10 million lives by 2035 years is an achievable goal if the world invests wisely and generously. That’s the idea behind a new collection of papers in PLOS, titled Grand Convergence, featuring 69 global leaders mapping an ambitious path to reduce the burden of…

With $600 million of his own wealth, Facebook’s founding president Sean Parker has launched a private foundation with a start-up flare to research cures for diseases like cancer and malaria His aim, Parker said, is to challenge the philanthropic community to deploy more…

Despite the economic and lifesaving benefits of medical research, the US Congress has not made it a financial priority—a myopic mistake in the eyes of Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. On the HuffPost Blog, she highlights how Alfred Sommer…

HIV+ teens keep the virus in check better when their parents accompany them to their clinic appointments, according to a study from Botswana, published in JAMA Pediatrics. 

Add to the long list of poverty’s negative consequences for health: children’s brain development.

A new study on HIV gives reason for pause, showing that the virus can behave more insidiously than previously known. After examining 72 HIV positive adult males in San Francisco, researchers found that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system and settle in the…

Researchers report that rising salinity in Bangladesh's drinking water—driven by climate change—could lead to more strokes and heart disease in the country. Bangladesh is already vulnerable to salinity-boosting floods and cyclones. Now, scientists from the University of…

Heart disease is the top killer of men and women in the US, however there's a gaping gender gap when it comes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment, according to Pacific Standard.

A new series of JAIDS articles demonstrate an immediate need for comprehensive action to address HIV among key populations throughout West and Central Africa (WCA). The Numbers: Understanding HIV in WCA is limited to data from a few cities in a region that covers 24…