Is COVID-19 really a strange and unpredictable disease—or is public perception of its inherent qualities skewed by its massive scale and the rapt attention it commands? asks Ed Yong.   

Fumes that leaked from a state-owned animal vaccine plant in Lanzhou, China last year have caused 3,200+ cases of brucellosis, according to an investigation by health aut

Sepsis—the body's potentially deadly response to infection—causes 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, yet there are huge chasms in the knowledge base about it, WHO warns.  

When given a choice, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit dangerous diseases like dengue, opt to bite humans rather than other animals.  

The public health workforce is preoccupied with the pandemic, sparing mosquitoes the usual summer scrutiny.   Ohio’s Delaware County hasn’t set a single mosquito trap this year—and the state testing lab is too swamped with COVID-19 testing to test mosquitoes, anyway.…

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