Down from 10%
Half-a-million infected people threaten to spread the potent strand of tuberculosis further
Worldwide, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 45% between 2000 and 2012.
Immunization has plummeted because of violence
Since 1990, about 90 million young lives have been saved by interventions that improve health and reduce the risk of the most common causes of death among children.
Fewer women are dying of childbirth-related health issues, but a World Health Organization (WHO) report says more can be done to improve women’s health by addressing more than reproductive concerns.
(Updated) On Tuesday, a 65-year-old French man died from a SARS-like infection, called novel coronavirus (nCoV). He was the first man in France to die from the infection, which he contracted after visiting Dubai. Meanwhile, …
This month, 14 Ugandans have died from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Kibaale district in the western part of the country.
Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging governments and doctors to increase surveillance of potentially untreatable strains of drug-resistant gonorrhea and are calling for more vigilance on the proper …
In the U.S., 2011 was the worst measles year in 15 years, but worldwide, deaths from the disease have plummeted over the past 10 years.
Using a mobile phone may increase your risk for certain kinds of brain cancers. That was the scientific conclusion relayed today by a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the World Health Organization’s …
You should listen to your mother: always wash your hands. That’s especially true if you work in health care, where poor hand hygiene can be matter of life and death.