Breast cancer is less common in black women, yet they are 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women. New research suggests one possible reason: black women are less likely  to complete 10-year endocrine therapies that can halve the risk of recurrence.

With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

Two activists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts “to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict,” the Nobel committee announced today. Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad shares the prize with Congolese gynecologist…

Kicking off a new series on the role of cities in health, Majid Ezzati and colleagues issue a call for cities to overcome inertia and put health inequalities at the center of planning.

Amid fierce aftershocks, rescue teams are racing against the clock to find survivors buried in the rubble after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Friday off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Over 840 people are confirmed dead, with the death toll expected to…

Growing masses of garbage are straining waste disposal systems worldwide and pose quite different problems for low- and high-income countries.   As China ceases accepting plastic and cardboard for recycling, the US is scrambling to dispose of poor-quality items. In…

NEW YORK—The UN General Assembly’s first ever High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis this past Wednesday culminated in a slew of commitments to end the disease that kills more people than any other infectious disease—1.6 million in 2017, by the WHO’s count.

The famed director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab is headed for premature retirement, his work mired in scandal.   Brian Wansink’s practical research bent—like recommending smaller bowls for portion control— generated buzz for him and the journals he published in. Now, 13…

The WHO will offer paid internships by 2020 at the latest, in a bid to lift barriers to access for applicants from developing countries. Led by a former WHO intern, the push for paid positions will put an end to 50 years of unpaid internships, which have involved interns…

The attention on tuberculosis at tomorrow’s first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting focused on ending the scourge is welcome. But it must be matched by resources, argue Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s…