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.
Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.
Air pollution is a worrisome fact of life throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East, but in places like Delhi, India—where it may be responsible for as many as 30,000 deaths each year—worry has escalated to crisis.
Stroke and other noncommunicable diseases are on the rise in Africa, requiring lifelong maintenance and pricey drugs many struggle to access.
The fight against HIV in Uganda provides lessons to combat a disease largely eliminated in developed countries: rheumatic heart disease (RHD).
A credit card-sized electrocardiogram (ECG) could expedite heart care for millions in India, where cardiovascular disease is the leading killer and prohibitive costs limit access to care.