Resources are urgently needed to help stop the spread of the virus, which killed almost 12,000 people in a three year epidemic between 2013 and 2016.
The invisible ‘dust’ that settles after a cigarette has been extinguished is known as third-hand smoke - and can be especially harmful to babies and children. Here’s what you need to know.
The world's health workers are both in increasing demand and unevenly distributed across different regions. Here's how we can ensure healthcare for future generations.
Treating the rise in non-communicable diseases could be made easier if 'bench and bedside' finally starting collaborating
Scientists have began to delve into the realms of eye biology, exploring innovative therapies for a range of disorders.
Beijing has made rare diseases a public health priority as it overhauls its healthcare system
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?
Health technology innovators need to rethink the traditional model of importing medical products developed in western markets
A new “virtual biopsy” device uses sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light instead of a scalpel to quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy, a new study...
A new paper reveals a revolutionary method of targeting cancer cells that is completely non-invasive. In using lasers, the tumour can be destroyed before it grows.
Healthcare is increasingly burdened with non-communicable disease in an ageing population. Here's how technology and the British NHS model can help it adapt.
MIT scientists have created a new deep-learning model that can predict from a mammogram if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as much as five years in the future.
Average lifespans have been increasing around the world thanks to improved healthcare, diet and lifestyle. But how long could humans feasibly live if we perfected everything else?
When it comes to risk, local people are most likely to fear things which pose an immediate threat. These perceptions of risk need to be considered when building national policies.
With unprecedented awareness of the importance of mental health service provision, now is the time to fund it and hire for it.