The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
In Manitoba, Canada, researchers have used health databases to better understand how people with tuberculosis interact with the health-care system.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
Young people are spending more and more time in digital environments – isn't it time that support was embedded?
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
As the WHO calls for urgency to address antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, new research shows that a vaccine developed against an unrelated disease offers protection.
An active outbreak of a type of bird flu in China raises concerns about worldwide pandemics. Ebola and Zika viruses still threaten. Here's why this is not the time to cut funding.
Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries. As we observe World Tuberculosis Day, it's worth asking why.
Many Latino immigrants feel comfortable with traditional medicine approaches at their local botánica. These might provide a helpful bridge in providing treatment to large groups of people.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
Emerging research suggests that preexisting immunity to dengue virus, which is endemic in South America, could make a subsequent Zika infection worse.
Africa has largely been ignored when it comes to official global air quality programmes. Yet low-income countries like many of those in Africa are particularly affected by air pollution.
New guidelines from the World Health Organization mean more people are eligible for antiretrorviral therapy. It's critical to find ways for people to start treatment without multiple clinic visits.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
The World Health Organization classifies the common herbicide glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". But this doesn't mean using it to kill weeds in playgrounds will hurt children.
Around 20,000 late-pregnancy stillbirths could have been avoided globally in 2015, according to research published in the Lancet medical journal today.