The leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa for adults 15 to 49 years were AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal disorders, and road injuries.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.
Research shows that Aspirin could reduce the number of HIV infections in women at high risk for HIV, such as Kenyan female sex workers.
Sperm donation websites are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the fertility world. But why are they so popular? New research explains the reasons why some men donate.
Hundreds – perhaps thousands – of infant deaths every year are preventable if parents make sure babies sleep in their own cribs, on their backs.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Introducing viral load testing at health facilities can help South Africa reach the United Nations target to end AIDS.
Indonesia should start investing in mental health care and ensuring that each Puskesmas has enough human resources to detect, treat and care for people with mental disorders.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
There's been significant advances in mental health genetics research, but Africa has largely been excluded.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
When it comes to treating cancer, focus for decades has been on killing the fastest growing cells. New research finds that this approach may be too simple.
The results of stigma can be deeply damaging – we all need to show greater sensitivity.
You might be thin on the outside, but if you have a poor diet and are physically inactive, you can have the same health risks as someone who is obese.
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.