Infection with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites can give humans a certain smell that attracts mosquitoes, found new research shedding light on malaria’s efficient spread.

Ahead of this weekend's second March for Science, social scientists are, naturally, debating the rigor of data collected by march organizers. The George Mason University survey found most respondents thought the Trump administration was headed down the wrong path, and…

Eliminating stubborn diseases and poverty will take technological innovations—including gene editing and CRISPR, which could transform global development, argues Bill Gates. He details how gene editing is helping farmers improve the productivity of crops, and helping…

Health in the US improved overall from 1990-2016, but wide disparities from state to state show a need for better preventive care, according to a new study coordinated by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The probability of dying…

What weapon do tobacco, fossil fuel and cell phone bosses have in common? Doubt, write Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie.

Withholding information about potentially life threatening but preventable risks seems to directly contradict the Hippocratic oath to do no harm—but pushing unwanted information on people can also cause harm. How can we reconcile the right not to know and the right to…

He’s seen the good, the bad and the terrible in north-south collaborations. Peter Donkor, president of AFREHealth and a surgery professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, drew on his experiences to offer some lessons learned during a Saturday…

Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria reveal that in many regions where the disease is endemic only 50% of children’s fevers are actually malarial. When the disease isn’t the culprit, health workers who aren’t trained to diagnose other ailments tend to prescribe antibiotics…

A behemoth data analysis published in the Lancet takes a worldwide snapshot of a nebulous issue: unintended pregnancies.The ambitious study gathered data on abortion rates and surveys of women on unintended pregnancies, published by the UN Population Division and other…

To the lonely hearts lamenting that they can’t find love online, ask yourself this: does your species depend on it? Romeo's does.While humans frantically swipe left and right on countless potential mates, “the world’s loneliest frog” needs just one match.