After decades of work, the finish line was in sight for victory against guinea worm, an excruciatingly painful parasite. That success is now threatened by hundreds of cases among dogs in Chad. Scientists are desperate to stop it in its tracks before it spreads widely to…

Displacement is now happening at a rate equivalent to 44,500 people per day, according to UNHCR's latest Global Trends report, released each year ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.

Gaming disorder is expected to be added to the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases next year, as worries mount about the addictive quality of the pastime embraced by some 2.6 billion people worldwide.

Disease data reporting has come a long way since 16th century London’s weekly Bills of Mortality. Now we have the WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, providing a common vocabulary to record and report causes of disease and…

The US Department of State named University of Minnesota's Michael Osterholm one of 5 US science envoys this week. The epidemiologist said he’ll focus on antibiotic resistance and stewardship—especially in low-resource countries. And he isn’t hung up on the politics. "This…

Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is worsening amid paltry government response and ongoing denial: The Ministry of Health’s estimate of about 1 million people living with HIV minimizes expert assessments of closer to 2 million. Numbers aside, even the MoH admits that only a third…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

As Ramadan winds down this week, some Muslim food bloggers and dietitians are approaching the holy month of fasting with physical and mental health in mind. Maryam Jillani shares some of their insights, some tailored to young Muslims with busy routines. Sarah Zaheer Shah,…

Swedish journalist Anna Dahlqvist’s latest book was driven by anger: Women are seen "seen as miracle makers" for having children, she says, yet periods are "something we’re told we should be ashamed of or hide."

As the planet warms, economic, technological, and political obstacles hinder our chances of reducing the carbon released into the atmosphere—but impressive efforts are underway to catch emissions before they get there, writes Laura H. Kahn.