Globally, lower back pain ranks among the top 10 causes of disability in every country, measured in Years Lived with Disability (YLDs)—and it is no trivial matter, especially for people in developing countries.

One unsafe burial can infect dozens with Ebola—making the safe burial guidelines put out by Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Centre key to stamping out the vestiges of the outbreak. However, more people of wealth and influence—including lawmakers—living in the capital…

Broken urban arteries can harm public health, a phenomenon demonstrated when officials cut off High Bridge spanning the Harlem River and connecting Manhattan to the Bronx. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, coined…

The male-dominant landscape of labs has molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper speaking out in a much-commented-upon New York Times op-ed. The real “trouble with girls” isn’t that they are too emotional or get distracted from their careers by family—as some men have…

Half a dozen experts with informed opinions about overpopulation speak out in the aftermath of a recent Retro Report examining Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 doomsday predictions for our overcrowded planet. Among them: A statistics professor who argues that Ehrlich was right, but…

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…