Iraqi children suffer higher rates of injuries—and not just from explosives and other war-related causes, according to a study published in Surgery. The Numbers:

James McWilliams’ brief history of drowning begins with an intriguing question for public health: “How do we prevent drowning, when humans were likely never meant to swim?” Swimming doesn’t come naturally to humans; drowning does. It’s is the 5th-leading cause of death from…

Despite common public response that “speed reductions are absurd,” São Paulo, Brazil is lowering the speed limit on roads in order to save lives and reduce congestion. Convinced by evidence showing that slower cities are safer cities, Sao Paulo is joining the likes of Paris…

Out of concern for public health, Vox reminds us to be careful out there today. If you’re in the US (and not Arizona or Hawaii http://www.timeanddate.com/time/us/arizona-no-dst.html), you’re likely a bit bleary and moving slowly because yesterday at 2 a.m., we “sprang…

In Bangladesh, a new school is trying to fill the gap in the number of clinicians who can make artificial limbs, braces and splints. For a country this size, 1,100 would be the target number of trained professionals. Right now, they have 25.