A “whole-system failure” and “paternalism” in Irish health care resulted in some 208 women receiving false negative pap smear results. An agency outsourced screenings to unapproved labs, and authorities failed to notify patients when errors were found.

The WHO has highlighted the “unacceptably high” epilepsy treatment gap in a new report calling for solutions rooted in primary care.

While managing type 1 diabetes—perhaps the most life-threatening NCD—access to insulin is a matter of life and death. For the hundreds of millions of people living amid humanitarian crisis, the vast majority are being hosted in low-resource settings. This means the odds of…

Experts who want to move the needle on noncommunicable diseases have a few challenges. First among these is explaining the awkward umbrella term for a slew of diseases ranging from cancer and cardiovascular disease to diabetes and Alzheimer’s.   To provide some outside-the…

Ellen Engle sees a pattern on the support group she runs on Facebook: Women “told they’re going through menopause or have irritable bowel syndrome”—when in fact they have ovarian cancer. Late diagnoses and lagging treatment advancements have meant high mortality rates for…

The resounding public health messaging is clear: Wear sunscreen to help prevent melanoma. But this one-size-fits-all rhetoric misses the mark: Black people stand a very low risk of getting melanoma from UV rays, writes University of Texas at Austin dermatologist Adewole S.…

GHN lives to highlight the critical health stories in the news—so we’re thrilled to be at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference happening now in Baltimore.

Edwin Hardeman’s case against Monsanto started as a personal search for accountability. In court, it cracked open a trove of incriminating evidence against the company that sets the stage for a clutch of other cases alleging the blockbuster Roundup weed killer caused cancer…

In 2006, warning labels from suppliers classified talc as “possibly carcinogenic” when used as a genital antiperspirant/deodorant. Baby Powder hawker Johnson & Johnson knew this—and that talc contained small amounts of asbestos–but doubled down on marketing the product…

What if the answer to cancer was to manage it, rather than try to cure it? After all, a similar approach succeeded in keeping diamondback moths at bay, reasoned Richard Gatenby. The radiologist and Darwin enthusiast had heard of the critters destroying crops, and coming…