Gene therapies can cure incurable diseases, such as sickle cell disease, but treatment costs and lack of in-country manufacturing are slowing progress.
Dr. Tereze Kasaeva, Director of the WHO's Global Tuberculosis Programme, explains what TB is and why Tuberculosis deaths are on the rise.
Researchers in the Netherlands are developing the 'Bubble Gun' which uses laser technology to deliver 'virtually painless injections'.
A paper entitled 'The Economic Analysis of the Value of Genetic Testing' has been released, containing contributions from genomics experts worldwide.
The occurence of eye diseases increases as the world population ages and lifestyles change. This is important because eye health affects quality of life and has economic and social conseq...
A new study has discovered that standing up during long periods of sitting can reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, even if someone is overweight.
In partnership with Access Accelerated, the World Bank is working with more than 30 countries to increase their understanding of NCDs and develop better strategies.
Researchers at MIT and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are using machine learning and human-computer interaction to create a better EHR.
As Japan reports a record number of centenarians, Dr Bradley Wilcox explains the secrets of some of the country’s oldest people: the Okinawans.
Heart health equity contributes to a thriving society. By optimising digital healthcare, new online tools can help to monitor and manage our heart health.
While telehealth comes with challenges such as lack of 'in person' cues, it provides another means of connecting with patients.
Bioengineers have repurposed a “non-working” CRISPR system to make a smaller version of the genome engineering tool.
We are far from achieving health equity. The private sector has an important role to play in addressing health inequities and the root causes of them.
COVID-19 set us back on many SDG 3 targets. As we start to recover, we must focus on universal health coverage and the health impacts of climate change.
From improving access to health information to aiding better representation in health systems and services, here's how digital can help close health gaps.