global health, disease & medicine
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2017
A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017
More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2017
Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2017
Intellectual property theft, gun violence, scientific failure, and more
Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General
Meet the Three Finalists for WHO Director-General
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
The World Health Organization announces three final candidates for the agency’s top position. 
Global Food-Related Disease Estimate
Global Food-Related Disease Estimate
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2015
More than 400,000 people—including 125,000 children—die from foodborne illness every year, according to the World Health Organization.
WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics
WHO: Few Countries Protecting Antibiotics
Kerry Grens | Apr 30, 2015
Just a quarter of countries have an action plan in place to address antibiotic resistance, according to a survey by the World Health Organization.