With more than 14,500 people injured in Nepal’s April 25th earthquake, hospitals are drafting gynecologists, burns specialists and others to set the huge numbers of broken bones. “Crush injuries” from the quake have overwhelmed medical facilities and people are still being…

In Sindhupalchowk, about 20 miles northeast of Nepal’s capital, the remnants of brick and cement houses, now mounds of rubble, dot the dirt road. Local springs were damaged in the quake, and fresh water has run out.

KATHMANDU – Just outside Nepal’s capital, in the ornate temple town of Bhaktapur, residents line up to be sprayed head to toe with disinfectant they believe will save them from the onslaught of disease.

Saturday's devastating earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and injured thousands, and the death toll could rise to 10,000, The Guardian reports. 

By Sarah Tanvir, MBBS, MPH Pakistan There are no words to express the sorrow at loss of lives in an earthquake. A system should be created so that at times of such catastrophes all public health specialists can unite at one platform and use all their abilities to…

The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 3,600 with many more feared dead as authorities still can’t reach remote villages near the quake’s epicenter, The Guardian reports.

Poring over its response to the Ebola outbreak, the US government hopes to glean lessons to prepare for a bioterrorist attack. “We can identify weaknesses in our response and even if it wasn’t terrorism, it presses the system at the same level,” said Arizona Rep. Martha…

“We are very concerned that the CDC is on the way to losing credibility,” warn the authors of a scathing report issued by an external committee established to evaluate the CDC’s biosafety practices. In a revelatory interview that originally appeared in Nature with the…