Americans, are you low on nerdy Thanksgiving trivia to impress your dining partners? Bonnie Berkowitz rescues you with an entertaining quiz in The Washington Post. Example: “What’s science-nerd code for ‘Thanksgiving?’” (Hint: It’s not “Revelry of the Roasted Reptile”—…

A course-change is needed to tackle persistent nutrition challenges slowing progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2017. The annual round-up says fixing world nutrition is central to reaching development goals, from…

A hidden domestic killer taking 4.3 million lives per year tops the toll of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.   Cooking over billowing smoke from indoor wood, charcoal, dung and coal stoves releases pollution that kills 1 person every 8 seconds, according to a…

The World Food Program only has 1% of the money it needs to help fight a devastating humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WFP head David Beasley is calling on global aid organizations for funds, food, and access to key locations to relieve over 3 million…

Argentina, where beef is typically what’s for dinner—and breakfast, and lunch—has introduced Vegan Mondays.  

Argentina, where beef is typically what’s for dinner—and breakfast, and lunch—has introduced Vegan Mondays.  

In 30 of 38 sub-Saharan African countries, hunger remains “unacceptably common,” making the region the most undernourished in the developing world.The Global Hunger Index: Africa edition, based on 2016 data, measured rates of undernourishment, children under 5 who are…

KFC’s growing footprint on Ghana has its public health officials worried. As offshore oil brings greater wealth to their country, Ghanaians are embracing fast food. Obesity prevalence is now 13.6%—a 650% jump since 1980, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and…

If you’re just testing your interest in population-level health or you’re a veteran public health-er, you may be a bit bewildered by the proliferation of the various “healths:” public health, global health, planetary health, one health… The differences can be squishy, the…

Far from handfuls of grain tossed to chicks pecking about bucolic little farms, chicken feed today is about feeding many chickens as cheaply as possible.