Fresh WHO data shows that 9 in 10 people breathe air laced with high levels of pollutants, and a shocking 7 million people die annually because of it—the vast majority in low and middle-income countries.

BETHESDA, MD—A young girl’s question at yesterday’s NIH Fogarty International Center 50th anniversary celebration framed the symposium’s quest to advance research into global health inequities.

José Luis Castro has a vision of what Vital Strategies should not be: the Starbucks of global health. The nonprofit will not be building bricks and mortar locations across the globe—though its 407 staff members are intent on improving health in 60 countries…

The sky-high anemia rates revealed by Sierra Leone’s 2013 national survey came as little surprise, but they did reveal that tackling iron deficiency was the wrong battle, writes Andrew Green. Only around 4% of anemia cases in children were caused by iron deficiency, and…

An extraordinary breakthrough in treating beta thalassemia, published in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine paper, brings hope to the ~300,000 people afflicted with the genetic blood disorder.

A public-private partnership in Kenya is providing life-saving oxygen therapy in a part of the world where few health facilities can access it. The WHO estimates less than half of African health facilities have medical-grade oxygen on hand, write Justus Wanzala and Adri…

Pairing an immunotherapy drug with chemo significantly prolonged the lives of newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer patients compared to chemo alone, found a much-anticipated new study.

Health in the US improved overall from 1990-2016, but wide disparities from state to state show a need for better preventive care, according to a new study coordinated by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The probability of dying…

Daily exposure to contaminated water, poor sanitation and parasites is not keeping allergies and asthma at bay in Africa, defying the "hygiene hypothesis" that exposure breeds immune response, found researchers at Egypt’s Ain Shams University. The limited data available…

Some parents in Mauritania force feed their daughters, trying to fatten them up to appeal to Mauritanian men who find heavier girls and women more desirable. Girls around 8 years old can weigh 300 pounds after force feeding, leading them down a path toward diabetes,…