The Democratic Republic of the Congo is set to deploy an experimental vaccine against its ongoing Ebola outbreak as early as this week, the WHO announced Sunday. The outbreak's proximity to major waterways means it could spread quickly if not contained. Approved under…

NEW YORK – Fatima Marinho wants to know more about what’s killing Brazilians. Marinho, MD, who leads a Ministry of Health department responsible for information in analysis, knows Brazil has a good system for recording births and deaths, but it needs to improve the…

In Brazil, a hard-won free health care system for all accommodates patients’ “right to beauty” with low-cost and government-subsidized plastic surgeries. With 1.2 million plastic surgeries a year, Brazil is the second largest consumer of plastic surgery. Many patients say…

The rise of effective medications saw global malaria deaths drop an estimated 60% from 2000-2015—but markets flooded with fake chloroquine and artemisinin are slowing progress against the disease in the hardest-hit African countries, write the University of Canberra’s…

Bill Gates announced Friday a $12 million Grand Challenge to speed up development of a universal flu vaccine, aiming for clinical trials by 2021. The seasonal flu vaccine is a guessing game in matching strain to vaccine that takes 6 months. That timeline leaves us ill-…

5 years after the Rana Plaza disaster that killed over 1,000 employees in one of Bangladesh’s “death trap” garment factories, some progress has been made towards safer working conditions.

In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…

Mentorship is a critical aspect of training in medicine but generational differences can lead to conflict and unproductive relationships—a huge detriment considering millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025.

“I’m not afraid to die. It’s how you’re going to die,” says a patient in the documentary, “Defining Hope.” The film follows individuals and families navigating end-of-life care, focusing on the decision-making process, who is involved and how everyone must assess…

Intro to the Series Part I: Palliative Pain Relief Woefully Inadequate Worldwide reveals that in much of the world, unrelieved suffering is a daily reality.