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The Global Healthcare Revolution Will Be Technologized

Improving global health is the biggest story of all, and tech is playing a major role. Telemedicine, drone deliveries, and 3D printing are all helping people in less-developed countries get healthier.

Social Media Saves Lives and Makes the World Better

Social media now reaches just about everyone, from rural areas in far-off countries to your always-connected colleague. And it is helping tackle health crises. In this essay, the vice chancellor of
Bill Gates Says His Foundation Can’t Balance Trump’s Cuts to the U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Bill Gates Says His Foundation Can’t Balance Trump’s Cuts to the U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

“There’s no way to balance a cut in a rich country’s generosity.”
What’s Killing the World? High Blood Pressure, Poor Diet, Tobacco, Huge New Study Says

What’s Killing the World? High Blood Pressure, Poor Diet, Tobacco, Huge New Study Says

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-sponsored Global Burden of Disease study is out.
Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly

At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with
Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker

Climate change is a central issue at this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with multiple high-level meetings on the issue happening amid several devastating natural disasters. Hurricane
How Technology Can Create Good Jobs While Giving Health Care to the World’s Poor

How Technology Can Create Good Jobs While Giving Health Care to the World’s Poor

Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi has an ambitious goal for training community health workers.
Childhood Obesity Has Risen 10 Times Worldwide

Childhood Obesity Has Risen 10 Times Worldwide

A comprehensive look at weight trends among the world’s children shows where obesity is increasing, and where it’s leveling off.
Childhood Obesity Has Risen 10 Times Worldwide

Childhood Obesity Has Risen 10 Times Worldwide

A comprehensive look at weight trends among the world’s children shows where obesity is increasing, and where it’s leveling off.
Why America’s Exploding Teen Obesity Crisis Is Bad News for U.S. Health Care

Why America’s Exploding Teen Obesity Crisis Is Bad News for U.S. Health Care

The rise of obesity means the rise of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

An Optimistic Gates Sees Promise in Genetics

At the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Bill Gates told 7,000 geneticists that the world needs them to up the pace of innovation in order to solve our most pressing health
Robert Mugabe Was Just Appointed a World Health Organization ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

Robert Mugabe Was Just Appointed a World Health Organization ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

Factions of the public health community were shocked by the WHO decision.
Research breakthrough raises hope of predicting future Ebola outbreaks

Research breakthrough raises hope of predicting future Ebola outbreaks

Scientists optimistic of creating early-warning system after identifying two-year gap between clearance of forests inhabited by fruit bats and emergence of virusScientists studying links between the
Gasping for breath: pneumonia's deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya

Gasping for breath: pneumonia's deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya

A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutritionThe baby lying under a red printed blanket is
There’s a Plague Outbreak in Madagascar. Here’s What You Should Know

There’s a Plague Outbreak in Madagascar. Here’s What You Should Know

The country of Madagascar has been hit with a plague that has spread quickly, infecting nearly 2,000 people. The plague is a deadly disease spread largely by flea bites, but today can be treated
There’s a Plague Outbreak in Madagascar. Here’s What You Should Know

There’s a Plague Outbreak in Madagascar. Here’s What You Should Know

The country of Madagascar has been hit with a plague that has spread quickly, infecting nearly 2,000 people. The plague is a deadly disease spread largely by flea bites, but today can be treated
How $6 Million to Fight Ebola Disappeared from the Red Cross

How $6 Million to Fight Ebola Disappeared from the Red Cross

An internal investigation found multiple kinds of fraud.
Japan’s Takeda Moves Forward with Dengue Vaccine After Promising Clinical Results

Japan’s Takeda Moves Forward with Dengue Vaccine After Promising Clinical Results

The virus kills about 20,000 people a year and infects hundreds of millions.
Mongolia's liver cancer crisis: 'No other country has a problem like this' | Hannah Griffin

Mongolia's liver cancer crisis: 'No other country has a problem like this' | Hannah Griffin

Cirrhosis and liver cancer cause 15% of all deaths in Mongolia. Now the government is waking up to the issue – and tackling the hepatitis that triggers it Danzan Purev beams as he shows members of a
Your Next Lifesaving Antibiotic May Not Work. Blame This.

Your Next Lifesaving Antibiotic May Not Work. Blame This.

The routine use of bacterial-fighting drugs in livestock is putting us at grave risk.