A new guard of savvy med students are making their mark on social media before officially becoming MDs. The trend poses an ethical conundrum for future doctors, writes Vishal Khetpal, a freelance writer and med student. Some influencers use their sway to promote “…

As Accra’s swelling population outgrows its supply of quality water, 500ml plastic packets of water have become a wildly popular. They offer a middle ground between pricey bottled water and suspect tap supply, but a patchwork of producers and lack of regulation raises…

Widely regarded as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein was written by an 18-year-old woman as part of a horror story contest. Her story immortalized the "mad scientist" in the collective consciousness, and tapped into the fear of scientific and technological…

Just 66% of Indian breast cancer patients live 5 years after diagnosis, compared to 90% in many Western nations. Many Indian doctors blame a scourge of late-stage diagnosis that spans the economic and educational spectrum.

The digital technology revolution has swept global health in the past decade, making its mark from supply chain management to frontline health worker training. But this initial “unchecked enthusiasm” hasn’t been met with robust evidence of their payoff, write Alain Labrique…

Kicking off a new series on the role of cities in health, Majid Ezzati and colleagues issue a call for cities to overcome inertia and put health inequalities at the center of planning.

Youth is an attitude, not a number. It is fundamentally a growth mindset that global health leaders of all ages should embrace to imagine and deliver innovative solutions to our field’s complex challenges.

China is aiming to keep tabs on its 1.4 million citizens with 200 million CCTV cameras, evaluating even the smallest actions to hand down “social credit” scores. High scores mean better jobs, education and healthcare; low scores can block citizens from travel and obtaining…

The period app Clue tracks ovulation, PMS and other symptoms of women's cycles using self-input data. But Clue aims to do more than gather data for individuals—it sees itself as a key source of women's health data, engaging in select research partnerships with universities…

Taking its cue from cosmetics giant Avon, the company Living Goods has community health volunteers going door-to-door in rural Kenya and Uganda, offering health advice and low-cost products. Patients text volunteers and receive free home visits; serious cases are referred…