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…

Despite the now-boundless reach of his famous TV programs, more people than ever are out of touch with the natural world, the iconic naturalist David Attenborough warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, BBC reported.

Is disease eradication—“the mother of all global health efforts”—worth the effort? A recent Duke Global Health Institute panel explored the question. Only 1 human disease has been eradicated: smallpox. Nevertheless, eradication continues to present a compelling vision to…

Among the WHO’s top concerns is the unknown pathogen that will cause the next big epidemic: Disease X. As impossible as it may sound, there are ways to prepare for Disease X, according to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness, based in Norway.

Police and security forces should be viewed as allies—not intruders—in public health, argues a Lancet special series on Security and Health that went live yesterday.