The percentage of Indonesians with Type 2 diabetes has doubled in the last few decades. An estimated 16 million adults are now affected, but doctors there are especially worried about youth, fearing many cases remain undiagnosed.   A core challenge is getting primary care…

This is a story about my best friend’s mother and my mother’s best friend. One died from cervical cancer. One survived. 

The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tropical paradise. It’s hard to believe that its people are expected to become some of the world’s first climate change…

The Black Death and the Spanish flu may be the most famous epidemics—but have you heard of the Vatican malaria outbreak of 1623? Or the 1875 Fijian measles outbreak that killed 40,000?   Such lesser-known outbreaks changed the course of history and public health—sometimes…

Leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis, the first major innovation treatment against the disease since multidrug therapy, can prevent cases in those who come into close contact with leprosy patients, Devex reports.  

Global health funders that generate their own estimates of lives saved should face more scrutiny, Rocco Friebel of the London School of Economics and Political Science and co-authors suggest in a commentary.  

Letter to the Editor Last weekend, the neurosurgery field gathered for the first Global Neurosurgery 2019: A Practical Symposium, hosted by the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center January 18-19.

Scientists puzzling over how Ebola Zaire, the cause of West Africa's deadly outbreak, made it to region have found an important clue in a greater long-fingered bat likely infected with the strain, Science reported.

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovered from cancer surgery recently, she didn’t take a day off. Like so many modern workers, she worked from home. This is increasingly the new normal, encouraged by smartphones and demanding workloads. A full-blown break can be frightening: “Will…

For many career coal miners in Appalachia—where mining is a family tradition—multiple generations have seen the job they love become a death sentence, bringing on complicated black lung disease. As the debilitating condition takes hold, miners describe mountain walks and…