Frustrated by stubbornly high maternal mortality rates in Kenya, University of Nairobi health care workers and a lab of “super-geeks” teamed up to address one of the causes: broken-down, outdated lifesaving equipment. In a quest to find innovative, high-quality and low-…

The first quantitative assessment of Africa’s health research activity since 2000 reveals a jump in publications that would impress a leaping antelope—and offers tips for improvement. Africa’s contributions on PubMed skyrocketed from about 3,600 in 2000 to about 12,700 in…

Parents in Pakistan should soon have a new tool to help remember when their children are due for vaccines, as color-changing anklets have passed through clinical field trials. The ankle bands have color strips that serve as visual reminders to parents when each round of…

Work is crowding out sleep for many, and generally the more money people make, the less they sleep. Sleeping less than 6 hours a night results in cognitive impairment for most, and leads to other health problems, like the risk of dying in a car accident.

More than 200 naturally mummified bodies discovered in a Dominican church in Hungary helped epidemiologists determine that multiple TB strains derived from a single bacterial Roman ancestor that circulated in the 18th century.

Liberia should be included in the Ebola virus endemic zone—and Liberian medical personnel prepared to respond, advised European researchers in Annals of Virology. 

Survivors of Ebola should practice safe sex indefinitely, the Liberian government said last weekend, pending more research on the time that the virus can remain present in body fluids. Earlier research suggested that 3 months of abstinence or condom use among male…

Malaria parasites in blood release mosquito-luring odors in much the same way that flowers make their sweet fragrance, according to a new study in mBio. "You can basically think of a malaria parasite as a plant in the dark," says Washington University molecular…

As awareness grows of the toll of cancer in less developed parts of the world, a new interactive map developed by the non-profit Global Oncology, Inc. aims to bridge cancer experts around the world to help improve cancer research and care in low-resource areas.

Heart disease is the top killer of men and women in the US, however there's a gaping gender gap when it comes to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment, according to Pacific Standard.