COVID-19 “spot fires” erupted in the Middle East, Italy, and South Korea over the weekend, with tough-to-trace cases that officials say signals a new phase of the outbreak, the AP reports.

Latin America has some of the highest rates of violence against women—and university campuses are far from immune.     A lack formal reporting protocol—or an unwillingness to enforce policies—has long enabled a “culture of machismo” that allows bad actors to maintain…

Not a single country is doing enough to protect children’s lives and their futures, according to a landmark report from a WHO-UNICEF-Lancet commission.   Despite that bleak assessment, the report urges countries to learn from some countries’ successes.   South Korea, Norway…

Big data is taking center stage at the Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm this week.   Attendees will seek ways to reduce road fatalities and injuries—now the top killer of 5-29-year-olds—by half by 2030, WHO reported.  

With 760 million people in China under residential lockdown, scientific experiments in China are pretty much at a standstill, leaving researchers wondering how they can continue their work without compromising safety,Science reports.   

In many states, giving “informed consent” for an abortion means first listening to fear-mongering, inaccurate recitations from often-conflicted medical professionals.    

As @thekrista says, “Public Health Valentine’s … We ruin everything!” But you know what really kills the mood? Infectious diseases, foodborne illness, and heart disease! Public health is actually quite the cupid, thanks very much. What could be more loving than these wise…

Globally, deaths from congenital heart disease (the world’s most common birth defect) have declined 34.5% since 1990. But better diagnosis and treatments driving the improvement aren’t evenly accessible. 

COVID-19 forecasts are coming in, and they range from big to nightmarish. One estimate is that the new coronavirus could rack up “billions more infections” and eventually affect two-thirds of the global population, according to a top WHO advisor Ira Longini, Bloomberg…

In South Africa, access to rehabilitative care for traumatic brain injuries is lacking, particularly for rural populations. And for those who can get them, 1-hour monthly sessions often don’t cut it.     So Madwaleni Hospital outside Cape Town is trying out immersive, week-…