For the past 2 decades, Iceland has been tackling its teen drinking culture, not with threatening lectures or health warnings, but by giving youth something else to do and keeping a close eye on them. “Parent Patrols” roam the streets at night and local municipalities have…

The nightmare may be happening. 4 Ebola cases have now been confirmed in Goma, a city of 1 million people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Reuters reports.   The latest case is the wife of a man who died earlier this week. His daughter also tested positive.…

After decades of effort by the global health community and governments, more women are giving birth in health facilities than ever, and maternal and newborn mortality have declined since 1990.

China now has its own global health meeting—dubbed “China’s Davos”—in keeping with the country’s expanding global health reach, report Ilona Kickbusch and Gabriel Leung.    

US sanctions on Iran are hitting hard for terminally ill patients like Parsa, a 5-year-old in Tehran with liver cancer. The country’s economy is in free fall after a landmark deal to lift sanctions in exchange for rollbacks to Iran’s nuclear program collapsed. The US claims…

Paul Shuen was one of Toronto’s most lauded ob-gyns. But when nurses started noticing mysterious white pills inside his labor patients, they got suspicious. Without patients’ consent, Shuen had been putting women in “mortal danger” by inducing them with misoprostol, which…

The WHO’s 7th tobacco report was a mixed bag, praising progress in fighting smoking, but calling out countries lagging on implementing MPOWER tobacco control measures.

The World Health Assembly wants to see viral hepatitis eliminated as a public health threat by 2030. What exactly would that cost?

Dengue fever has “overrun” 26 of Honduras’s 32 public hospitals. The virus has afflicted 28,000 and killed 54 people—mostly children—so far this year, reports AFP.   A hospital in La Paz resorted to putting patients up in its chapel, and still has beds lining the corridors…

Update 10/1/2019: Deadline to enter extended until October 15, 2019 Do you know an important global health story that’s been overlooked by the media and deserves special notice?