An overwhelming majority of the global population—95%—has health issues, according to a sobering new Lancet study.

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” prophesied Stanford University biologist Paul R. Erlich in The Population Bomb, a 1968 book replete with dire predictions—one being that 65 million Americans would starve to death in the 1970s. Ominous overpopulation…

What’s the public health response—past, present and future—to unrest in Baltimore? 2 local public health experts shared insights in an important JAMA commentary last week. After late April’s fires and civil unrest following the fatal injury of Freddie Gray while in police…

Baltimore may be quieter after its recent unrest following the death of a man in police custody, but health officials working behind the-scenes to make sure residents get health services still have work ahead.

The recent death of tech executive Dave Goldberg is shining a spotlight on the rise of injuries related to treadmills and other gym equipment. These types of accidents nearly tripled from 1991 to 2012, according to NEISS data. As high-tech, high-powered treadmills…

The compromised immune systems of HIV-positive patients can make them more susceptible to diseases that normally affect the elderly. Case-in-point: age-related macular degeneration. More than 1,800 HIV patients—ranging in age from 13 to 73—were studied between 1998 and…

New data about female genital mutilation is being amassed in the UK to provide better evidence for potential prosecutions of those who carry out the illegal act. The numbers: 578 girls—60 of whom were under 18—were treated for FGM in England in March according to the…

The number of breast cancers that American women will suffer is predicted to rise 50% in the next 15 years, according to researchers from the US National Cancer Institute.

The "SYPHILIS EXPLOSION" ads in San Francisco’s BART stations and Los Angeles billboards reflect a growing number of infections among gay men in US metro areas in the last 15 years, reports CityLab. After the rate of infections plummeted by 90% in the US between 1990 and…

Senior citizens, who were once revered and idolized in Indian society, face neglect from family and government—a malaise that has been found to infect all social strata and all regions of the country. The Numbers: 1 in 5 elderly people (defined as 60+) encounters physical…