mHealth: What is it? How is it working around the world? What challenges does it face? MPH students from the Center for Global Health at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine produced 3 YouTube videos to help answer these questions. Health workers overseas…

Flawed research costs taxpayers $28 billion, according to new research published in PLOS Biology. The study points to faulty study design, poor data analysis and reporting, and mistakes in laboratory protocols as well as research that couldn't be replicated.

With the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease study, the celebrated and controversial Christopher Murray has devoted his career to tabulating and quantifying the sources of human death and suffering in every part of the world. Author Jeremy N. Smith’s new book Epic…

The “New Voices in Global Health (NVGH)” initiative offers a great opportunity for students to present scientific work and ideas at the World Health Summit 2015 in Berlin. Supported by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, it…

An experimental, $25 test can reveal every virus you have ever been exposed to—all within a single drop of your blood. The antibody-detecting test can reveal past exposure to just about the entire human “virome,” (all the viruses known to infect people)—more than 1,000…

In a major investigative piece published last week, USA Today scrutinized biolabs across the US and found “hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents” that put scientists and sometimes the public at risk. The mishaps include missing vials of…

People in Louisiana are disproportionately likely to be felled by syphilis, while Midwesterners might want to watch out for lower respiratory infections. And Arizonans are slightly more likely to be shot to death.

Globally, 47.5 million people live with dementia, yet the condition is far less understood than cancer or cardiovascular disease, conditions that have traditionally captured significantly more research funding. Ramping up research worldwide is critical to slowing the…

What’s making the people of the Peruvian Amazon sick? Duke University researchers are seeking answers with a survey of 5,000 people that is testing for malaria, dengue, TB, diabetes and hypertension. A major concern: The recent surge in illegal gold mining that has ripped…

A new technology that will make it feasible to brew genetically modified yeast to create morphine is raising concerns that the process may be more useful to heroin producers than the pharmaceutical industry. In a commentary in the journal Nature, Kenneth A. Oye, professor…