The WHO has ushered Traditional Chinese Medicine into the mainstream by listing the practice on its international roster of treatments, which sets the medical agenda for more than 100 countries. The move is “an egregious lapse in evidence-based thinking and practice,” say …

What if the answer to cancer was to manage it, rather than try to cure it? After all, a similar approach succeeded in keeping diamondback moths at bay, reasoned Richard Gatenby. The radiologist and Darwin enthusiast had heard of the critters destroying crops, and coming…

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for the country’s treatment of Inuit tuberculosis patients from the 1940s to the 1960s, CBC reported.

Mass drug administration is helping to quell infection rates of Plasmodium falciparum in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The parasite is to blame for nearly 63% of malaria deaths in South-East Asia. Andin the GMS, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, it’s…

HIV has reportedly been cured in a second patient, 12 years after the procedure that put the “Berlin patient” into long-term remission. Both feats involved bone marrow transplants that were intended to treat cancer, not HIV.

The Wellcome Trust has pledged $258.8 million to advance mental health treatment and research, an area lagging behind other health fields.   Currently, mental health issues like anxiety and depression contribute to over half of all health problems. By 2030, they may be the…

In Botswana, cancer patients camp out in referral hospitals for up to weeks, waiting to be seen. The largest referral hospital has just one medical oncologist.   Some travel ~500 miles to get there, some toting their medical records in plastic bags. Endless rounds of…

In the early 2000s, development groups threw energy into helping poor households worldwide clean their own water—using cheap, easy technologies from sunlight to ceramic filters and boreholes. But what seemed promising in the lab didn’t pan out in practice. In Ghana, Gambia…

Leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis, the first major innovation treatment against the disease since multidrug therapy, can prevent cases in those who come into close contact with leprosy patients, Devex reports.