An estimated 9.7 million people die each year in India—more than New York City’s entire population—yet many deaths go undocumented. That’s a problem for public health. The missing data could inform public health decision-making, including identifying hotspots and…

230+ medical journals have united in publishing an unprecedented joint statement warning leaders worldwide that climate change is the “greatest threat” to global public health and requires the same laser focus given to COVID-19.  

Cockatoos have already impressed us once in the past month with their remarkable trash-picking cliques.   This week, we learned that the enterprising parrots also make their own cutlery—presumably with which to eat said trash?  

The global toll of dementia is rising—and so is the cost, coming in at $1.3 trillion per year.   The WHO released its latest status report yesterday:

The WHO and Germany unveiled a new pandemic intelligence hub in Berlin yesterday aimed at improving the comparison of data between countries between countries, The Guardian reports.   Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director-general of the Nigeria CDC, will lead the hub,…

This summer, 22 graduate science writing students at Johns Hopkins immersed themselves in reporting on health disparities. They read deeply and met with STAT reporter Nicholas St.

2 decades of education and research progress are at risk in Afghanistan after the Taliban retook Kabul.   Since 2004, hundreds of millions of dollars in international funding have helped establish dozens of new public and private universities; women’s enrollment burgeoned;…

The decades-long search for an HIV vaccine hit another roadblock this morning as Johnson & Johnson announced its vaccine failed to prevent infection in 2,600 women in southern Africa who were at high risk of infection, 

The rapid US departure from Afghanistan is leaving much behind: Humvees, equipment, gear, a host of health issues for the country—and children.  

When the EPA determines that a chemical is toxic to humans, regulatory limits are not far behind. That, say former agency officials, is one reason a 2017 EPA assessment of formaldehyde was never released.   Current formaldehyde regulations are based on a 1991 assessment…