Half a century ago in China’s Rudong county, communist officials heeded the government warnings about overpopulation and pioneered a 1-child policy a decade before it went national in 1979. Today, it’s a window on China’s demographic future, according to this Bloomberg…

They're frequent visitors to many US emergency rooms—the so-called "super utilizers" who make their way to hospitals for health problems often tied to poverty, homelessness and mental illness. New York Times journalist Sabrina Tavernise explores pilot programs that are…

In the 26 states that expanded Medicaid benefits under the Affordable Care Act, new diabetes diagnoses of Medicaid recipients in the first 1/2 of 2014 jumped by 23% over the year before. That compares with a less than 1% increase in states that didn’t expand Medicaid,…

The BRICS countries need to step up their investments and efforts to stem the scourge of TB, writes Salmaan Keshavjee in NPR’s Goats and Soda blog in advance of tomorrow’s World TB Day. 9 million people become infected with TB each year and more than 1.5 million people die…

Last week's Supreme Court case challenging a key component of the Affordable Care Act overshadowed some positive—and overlooked—news on the Obamacare front, The New Yorker reports.

3 out of 4 Ghanaians are satisfied with the quality of their country in terms of progress in political voice, and the provision of health and education—enviable proof that a young democracy can deliver. Challenges and limitations remain, however.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a network of disease-surveillance teams to conduct child autopsies in poor countries, with an initial investment of $75 million, it announced yesterday.

By Krycia Cowling Thank you for your coverage of Jeffrey Sachs’s talk last Thursday in Global Health NOW. I also attended the lecture. While I welcome his call for universal health coverage, I was disappointed that he made no mention of many of the most important…

Public health has always been both global and local. Today the need to understand this is more urgent than ever. For example, until very recently, Ebola was addressed as local, thus it was ignored too long as a major global health risk.  Everyone now knows that Ebola can…

While working on a doctorate in public health at the University of North Carolina  several years ago, AP reporter Mike Stobbe set out to learn my the post of US surgeon general had become “invisible.” The result is his new book, “Surgeon General’s Warning: How Politics…