WHO Plans Ahead to Combat Potential Epidemic of “Disease X”

WHO Plans Ahead to Combat Potential Epidemic of “Disease X”

The World Health Organization (WHO) included Disease X on its 2018 R&D Blueprint list of diseases needing further research and development to prevent epidemic.

US Child Mortality Rates Worst Among 20 Developed Nations

The United States suffers from the highest child mortality rates among a group of 19 similarly developed nations, according to a Health Affairs study.

CDC Predicts This Flu Season Will Be One of the Worst on Record

Twenty children have died so far this season as a result of the flu, and experts believe it could be getting worse.

Gene Therapy Saves Life of Boy with Rare Disease

Earlier this month scientists were able to cure a boy of a rare skin disease by repairing his skin through gene therapy.

World Diabetes Day: 5 Tips for Living with Diabetes

World Diabetes Day is a time to raise awareness of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Recognizing symptoms, improving your diet, and exercising are ways to fight back.

Gun-Related Deaths Rise for Second Straight Year, Says C.D.C.

The study was released in the wake of two mass shootings occurring in Texas and Las Vegas within the last month.

Scientists Use Gene Editing to Create Low-Fat Pigs

Researchers from China used a gene editing tool named CRISPR Cas-9 to create “low fat” pigs.

New York Adds E-Cigarettes to Public Smoking Ban

E-cigarettes will now be prohibited in the same public places as regular cigarettes.

Research Shows Link Between Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Climate change can spur disease transmission following a natural disaster, especially in socially vulnerable communities.

Australia’s Bad Flu Season Spreads Caution to the U.S.

The effects of flu season in Australia this year might help predict what the U.S. can expect.

US Increases Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya to Combat Humanitarian Crisis

A severe drought in the two countries is leaving millions without food, shelter, and safe drinking water.

How One City Is Changing the Way We Talk About Mental Health

This revolutionary new mental health campaign, "Deconstructing Stigma," could soon show up in your city.

Can Science Help End World Hunger?

Finnish scientists just made a major breakthrough.

Asian Factory Farming Poses Global Health Risks, Report Cautions

Factory farming is expanding in Asia due to growing populations, raising the dangers of food contamination.

1 in 10 Infants Worldwide Was Not Vaccinated in 2016

64 countries are falling short of vaccination coverage targets, but there is some good news.

Why Are So Many Children Still Dying From Diarrhea?

Diarrhea kills more children every day than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, according to the CDC. What's being done to stop it?

US Aid Saves Lives of African Children, Study Finds

Since 2005, a U.S. aid program has lowered the risk of death by malaria for African children under five-years-old by 16%, saving more than 2 million lives.

Nearly One-Third of World's Population Is Overweight, Study Finds

More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from health problems associated with being overweight or obese. The U.S. is faring the worst on several fronts.

Should You Still Be Worried About the Zika Virus?

The Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico is over, but is it still a threat to other areas of the U.S.?