Current programs to mitigate malnutrition in developing nations are not working. A major change is needed, write two development experts.
Part economist, part scientist, Professor Guojun He is an expert in air pollution and his work has been used to develop the air quality life index. Here, he discusses his research into Ch...
In a world where half the population lacks essential healthcare, key questions immediately arise: how do we achieve Universal Health Coverage and how do we pay for it?
15 years ago the $3 billion Human Genome Project was completed. Today, it costs as little as $600 - and you can pay for it at the supermarket. The genomics revolution is here, and its pot...
How can today's leaders demonstrate the strength and wisdom needed to combat the challenges we face to our mental health? Here, four of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders su...
The second Bicycle Architecture Biennale showcases some of the innovative ways cities are encouraging bike use in urban areas.
Chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are gaining ground in countries like South Africa.
The Global Peace Index looks at peace around the world, including the impact of climate change and the economic cost.
There are a number of factors that make the Ebola virus so deadly, including the speed and relative ease with which it can spread.
Health technology innovators need to rethink the traditional model of importing medical products developed in western markets
Lifestyle factors can have profound effects on the brain and Dr. John Ratey believes exercise is the number one thing we can do for brain health.
A study has found that people who spend at least two hours a week in nature are more likely to report “good” health or “high” levels of well-being than people who spent no time in nature.
Media coverage and Google searches of diseases can diverge significantly from the biggest killers in the US.
From lost GDP to premature death, not getting enough sleep is seriously bad news. But a study found that adjusting the daily routines of people who stay up very late improves physical and...
Sometimes you need to take a step back from your work to realise that it's become too much. Burnout is a real thing. This is how to spot it.