Mandating electronic stability control in all new cars in G20 countries could avert 190,000+ deaths and serious injuries, according to a Bloomberg Philanthropies-commissioned report released this morning.  The crash avoidance technology embraced by 13 G20 countries already…

In Eastern Europe, a combination of low funding for public health and rising consumer spending power has fueled the rise of private medical care—and a race for the accompanying trove of health data.   Some of the region’s major insurers are partnering with startup tech…

Nigeria is hemorrhaging doctors to countries with better infrastructure, less corruption, and bigger bankrolls for competitive salaries.More than half of Nigeria’s 75,000 doctors practice abroad. Those who stay grapple with frequent power cuts, paltry…

Many Puerto Ricans slept outside last night and woke up today to a second day without electricity after a series of recent tremors that included a 6.4 earthquake yesterday that killed one and displaced 750, Reuters reports.

Stroke is the world’s second leading killer—but a dearth of neurologists and go-to treatments mean it’s especially deadly in developing countries.   Zambia has a high stroke burden and not one native-born neurologist. But that’s changing soon. Lusaka’s University Teaching…

The shuttering of many US psychiatric hospitals has coincided with a surge in mentally ill detainees in correctional facilities, making them a key market for psychiatric drugs.   Drug companies have wooed correctional officials with free lunches and flooded facilities with…

Phage therapy holds promise for tackling antimicrobial resistance but “there’s a dearth of fundamental research,” says microbiologist Martha Clokie.  Pioneered in the 1910s, phage therapy—using tiny viruses (bacteriophages) that invade and destroy bacteria hosts—was dwarfed…

The first scientific study of the HIV outbreak in Ratodero, Pakistan shows an urgent need to ramp up efforts to control the outbreak and treat those infected, according to a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine news release.  

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For people with chronic pain, green light therapy may help. University of Arizona researchers found that migraine sufferers exposed to green light for 2 hours a day had a 60% decrease in intensity and occurrence of symptoms.  The causal circuity is unknown, but principal…