It's designed to perform surgery on the retina, the surface at the back of the eyeball.
It may help autistic children communicate and socialize better.
The secret to a long life? Respect growing old.
It can be difficult to engage profit-maximising businesses in social development. What matters is common purpose, incentives and leadership.
Governments and global health donors have a key role to play in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Every $1 they invest will yield a return of a...
While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a report from the WHO warns that more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are t...
Nine out of 10 people on this planet breathe air with high levels of pollutants. Air pollution kills seven million people every year. This makes it the world's biggest environmental healt...
Up to 7 million people die prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, with those in poorer countries worst affected, according to findings from the World Health Organization.
The latest figure for China is 68.7 years, compared to 68.5 in the USA.
New research shows just how common mental health problems are across the world.
An estimated 20-30% of healthcare spend in the developed world is wasted. Here are four ways AI systems are nursing these ballooning budgets back to health.
A new study shows that employees who don't take breaks are less likely to be engaged with their work.
The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has already taken the lives of 25 people. But this time we have a new weapon – a vaccine.
Cash is far more effective than traditional cessation aids, such as e-cigarettes or patches, according to a new study.
26 states still ban abortion altogether, with no explicit legal reason for exception. A pregnant woman living in those countries must bring the baby to term, whatever the consequences to ...