Nearly 125,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh after fleeing “clearance operations” that have been conducted since last month by security forces in western Burma, according to the UN. As many as 15,000 more refugees are expected to arrive each day this week.

Tuberculosis is 1 of the top 10 causes of death for children worldwide, with an estimated 1 million children diagnosed in 2015.Little has been known, however, about the mortality rate from TB of children under age 5. In a new study in The Lancet, researchers used a…

Wealthy women in Bangladesh are driving a C-section boom, which has led to an increase in the rate of the procedure from 4% in 2004 to 23% in 2014. Some put the rate as high as 30% today.

Today’s delivery of oxygen to a state-run hospital in India where 63 people died last week did little to quell public anger.The hospital, in Gorakhpur, ran out of oxygen and other supplies after failing to pay its bills, but officials declined to say the lack of oxygen…

Depleted forests in south India are bouncing back thanks to increased use of biogas by nearby villagers, according to a study published in Global Ecology and Conservation.

An increasing number of women in their late teens and early 20s in Kashmir are being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).In addition to the rise of risk factors such as unhealthy diets and sedentary behavior, experts say that Kashmiri women are genetically…

Worldwide, the number of stillbirths has remained at 2011 levels, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occurring last year that could have been prevented, according to a new Lancet series. Researchers said scaling up proven antenatal and delivery care in the 75 most…

The Little Hearts program, run by British NGO Muntada Aid, is providing free life-saving cardiac operations for children in the world’s poorest places, like Bangladesh, where a parent’s only alternative may be to watch their child perish. The latest of 3 visits to…

While the Indian government recorded only 561 deaths last year due to malaria, earlier independent estimates put the annual toll at up to 200,000, according to an investigative report by Al Jazeera. As in other countries, malaria takes an outsized toll on India’s rural…