Since January Nigeria has seen over 1000 suspected cases of Lassa fever and about 90 deaths. Researchers are scrambling to understand this year's unusually high toll.Hard-to-diagnose Lassa often causes only mild symptoms, but is deadly. And like many diseases that present…

Turning research into services is the next hurdle to improving health care in Africa, according to Rwanda’s former health minister Agnes Binagwaho and Melvyn Freeman of South Africa’s Department of Health.Binagwaho, whose tenure saw a turnaround in Rwanda’s health care…

Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

In low- and middle-income countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, the toll of burns varies—but they all share a shortage of treatment options.

The WHO has drawn up its 2018 R&D Blueprint, highlighting priority diseases with the greatest epidemic potential that lack sufficient countermeasures.The second annual review's 8 diseases include an as-yet-unknown Disease X, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and…

Don’t drink raw water. Don’t eat Tide Pods. Also: Don’t inject yourself with untested drugs.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak exposed some harsh realities—not least that clinical research into Ebola therapeutics and vaccines hadn’t advanced far enough to stop the devastation in West Africa.

Deadly outbreaks like Ebola, MERS and Zika have caught the world off-guard. Fed up with the reactive approach these outbreaks forced, UC Davis’s One Health Institute started a global game of virus hide-and-seek in 31 countries.Working to uncover hidden viruses before they…

One reason neglected diseases like mycetoma are so neglected: The lack of market incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs.

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – Although nearly half the world’s population now faces the risk of dengue, a mosquito bite in Beijing, Berlin or Baltimore remains a nuisance, not a threat. But for how long? To answer this sort of question—that is, to project the health effects…