Public health agencies confronted by the threat of online misinformation might already possess low-cost solutions to tackle it. They just need to reinforce some traditional tenets of risk communication and upgrade others.

White. Female. Middle class. This profile gets the most attention when it comes to research into eating disorders—in reality they cast a much wider net.

Police are not mental health professionals, but they have become the de facto first responders for mental health crises—with troubling consequences. Officers spend some 60 hours learning to use guns but an average of just 8 hours of “Crisis Intervention Training.” Yet a …

Thailand got COVID-19 under control with 3,100 confirmed cases and 58 deaths using a vigorous public health response—anchored by 1 million+ health volunteers who sewed masks by night and distributed them, along with pandemic-fighting messages, by day.

"Infertility in low-income countries is a neglected reproductive health issue, despite its staggering impact," wrote Marie Thoma, PhD, MHS, nominating it for Global Health NOW's annual Untol

Researchers have published the first genomic study of schizophrenia in an African population, helping create a fuller picture of the disease’s impact. The the study found several gene-damaging mutations are more common in people with the condition.   The findings match up…

Professional athletes are known for overcoming mental limits to achieve incredible physical feats.  For some athletes, the “invisible tattoos” of childhood trauma may manifest as an all-important drive to succeed, writes William D. Parham, director of the Mental Health and…

It’s the global health world’s ultimate goal: disease elimination. After the eradication of smallpox in 1979, the global health community set its sights on several other deadly diseases, including polio, TB, and malaria. Comprehensively beating diseases like these is a…

Forget wiping them out with insecticides—modified mosquitoes could actually help control dengue, according to new research presented at #TropMed19. Usually, mosquitoes pick up dengue from biting infected people. But mosquitoes bred to carry the Wolbachia bacteria stopped…

Fed up that pneumonia—curable and highly preventable—kills a child every 39 seconds, a collection of 6 health agencies issued a joint call for governments to act.   Last year, 800,000 children died from pneumonia. Yet despite causing 15% of deaths in children under 5, it…