Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
French Guineans are up in arms about the territory's overcrowded hospitals. Why is no one talking about how racism and xenophobia also affect access to health care?
The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.
The court found that parents have a strong interest in a "genetic affinity" with their children, one that can merit compensation if subverted.
Many people with phobias are understandably reluctant to face their fears. But gradual exposure using virtual reality headsets can help with everything from a fear of spiders, heights or flying.
More than 788 health facilities have been destroyed in parts of North-Eastern Nigeria captured by Boko Haram insurgents, crippling health services in the area.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
A suicide in Tijuana casts bleak light on the trauma that undocumented immigrants face in Donald Trump's America.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
About one in four physicians in graduate medical education is from another country. Here's how a travel ban could harm them, and our health care system.
In Russia, social networks have given a new life to the conspiracy theory that HIV-AIDS is a global hoax.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
Zika is not gender neutral: women’s rights are at stake.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
It's past time to dismantle the (often invisible) barriers that keep people with disabilities less healthy, employed and educated than other groups worldwide.