One of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to halve global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020. China—the world's most populous country—has a major stake in whether that goal is achieved. In 2017 China accounted for some 21% of road traffic deaths globally,…

GHN lives to highlight the critical health stories in the news—so we’re thrilled to be at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference happening now in Baltimore.

A top cancer center in Houston, Texas ousted 3 Chinese senior researchers amid NIH claims that they violated agency rules around confidentiality and disclosure of foreign ties. The departures mark the latest development in the NIH crackdown on misconduct, launched amid…

In violent contexts like Syria, frontline health workers face wrenching ethical decisions.   When a hospital is bombed, leaders have to decide whether to move to a safer location—possibly decreasing access to care in the area. Heightening the ethical challenge, local…

Join leading malaria researchers convening at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, April 25—World Malaria Day—to discuss eliminating malaria in Africa, locus of the vast majority of the world’s 219 million annual malaria cases. The one-day…

When Matshidiso Moeti became the first woman to lead WHO’s Regional Office for Africa, the agency was taking heat for its handling of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak—and the tiny public health emergency team was “probably not even eight people.”  

Death just got a lot more complicated. 4 hours after being slaughtered, Yale School of Medicine scientists revived pigs’ disembodied brains. The process mimicked blood flow by pumping the brains with nutrients and oxygen. The technique brought back some key functions like…

Being a twin has its benefits from birth. When both grow up to be astronauts, NASA wins, too. Scott Kelly gathered data on himself for almost a year aboard the International Space Station while his twin brother Mark did the same back on Planet Earth, the New York Times…

A scholar of rights, slavery and freedom, Thea Hunter found herself entrapped in the brutal cycle common to adjunct professors who occupy “the lowest rung” in the caste system of academia, writes Adam Harris. Despite her brilliance, Hunter—a black woman—was unable to…

There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,” Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…