Withholding information about potentially life threatening but preventable risks seems to directly contradict the Hippocratic oath to do no harm—but pushing unwanted information on people can also cause harm. How can we reconcile the right not to know and the right to…

CUGH, NPR’s Goats and Soda Blog, and Global Health NOW of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Global Health selected two winning entries from over 150 thought-provoking entries. It’s the fourth year of our annual competition, which seeks to identify and give a platform to…

NEW YORK – Tom Frieden is worried. Not about his new organization—Resolve to Save Lives—but his previous one: the CDC. After 8 years leading the top public health agency in the US, Frieden remains a fierce advocate for the CDC’s mission and its staff. President Trump’s…

India’s pharmaceutical industry is churning out drugs to treat the country’s 70 million diabetics. Many are questionable combination pills hitting the shelves without clinical trials.An analysis of India’s regulatory procedures found fixed-dose combination drugs (FDCs) are…

It’s no secret that for decades, Big Tobacco has made trillions of dollars selling a deadly habit by making it seem subversive and cool. While the industry has targeted both men and women, lately tobacco companies have made a concerted effort to attract female customers…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has thrown $20 million behind a tobacco industry watchdog to monitor “dirty tactics” as it homes in on low- and middle-income countries and the e-cigarette business, writes Sarah Boseley. Stop (Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products) comes amid…

As Venezuela’s health care system swiftly deteriorates, so does the health of citizens living with or waiting for organ transplants.

In 2016, India claimed to launch national cancer screening campaigns. A year later, the country has yet to provide preventive care for women and girls.70,000 Indian women die of cervical cancer every year, accounting for 27% of cervical cancer deaths worldwide. A scarcity…

A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

US epidemiologists have pinpointed the largest reported cluster—416 cases—of advanced black lung disease, caused by inhalation of coal and silica dust in coal mines, in 3 clinics in central Appalachia.