What ails and heals the planet’s 7 billion people.
Heat wave after heat wave is devastating South Asia
Thousands have died in less than two months.
Pakistan heat wave death toll rises to 750
But the high temperatures have shown some signs of easing.
Dutch pediatricians back right to die for children under 12
A change in the law wold bring the Netherlands in line with Belgium, which in 2014 became the first country in the world to allow euthanasia for young children.
Chile's air is so polluted that Copa America fans are being told not to barbecue
Chilean authorities are telling soccer fans that if they really love the game, they need to stop the tailgate parties and game-time traffic jams.
WHO says MERS in South Korea is 'large and complex'
A dozen new infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome were found on Saturday, raising the total to 138.
Indonesia's secret abortion problem
Sex education is still taboo among most Indonesian Muslims. But some people of faith are trying to change that.
The spread of South Korea's MERS outbreak, in one chart
An ongoing outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has killed 7 people, infected 95, and quarantined over 2,500 in South Korea.
Why antibiotic resistance could be the most important infectious disease threat of our time
Politicians have put the spotlight on the threat of drug resistance, but tackling it will require prevention in developing countries where the growing problem is greatest.
South Korea's MERS virus outbreak: 7 dead, 95 infected, 2,500 quarantined
The director of the World Health Organization has called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome 'a threat to the entire world.'
Nicaraguan teens kill themselves at twice the rate of anywhere else in Latin America
Some see the suicide rate as a product of the turbulence of Nicaragua’s modern history, including earthquakes, hurricanes and civil conflict.
It's getting harder for super skinny models to find work these days
Governments, regulators and even the fashion industry itself are cracking down.
China launches campaign to snuff out smoking in Beijing
Anyone who breaks the law three times will also be named and shamed on a government website.
Meth is now cheaper than a meal at Burger King in much of Asia
Asia’s favorite high — meth — is cheap, dirty and more popular than ever.
WHO warns that the Ebola crisis isn't over
Officials say there could be another wave of infections.
Q & A: Why doesn't humanitarian assistance go to nurses?
During the Ebola outbreak, many frontline health workers went unpaid and underpaid. Jim Campbell heads up the Global Health Workforce Alliance, which works to find solutions.
As the WHO passes new reforms, there is no shortage of praise and criticism
Behind the scenes at the World Health Assembly, where the WHO passed a draft resolution to ensure the world never again fails to respond quickly to a health emergency
Indonesia might ban alcohol entirely
And it’s probably a really bad idea.
Nicaragua has the region's highest teen pregnancy rate. Many moms are OK with it
Young women are suffering from what one expert calls the Virgin Mary syndrome.
Gene breakthrough sparks 'home-brewed morphine' fears
The goal is to provide cheaper and possibly less addictive painkillers from a dependable source.
Russian cancer patients keep killing themselves
They’re killing themselves in an alarming trend that’s plagued the country since at least last year. And judging by recent reports, it won’t end anytime soon.
Scientologists are in Nepal trying to 'heal' trauma victims
The Church of Scientology's global disaster squad has arrived in Nepal.
After Ebola, will a pledge to improve health systems be realized?
Ebola revealed how understaffed and under-resourced many countries' health systems are.
750,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Brazil this year
The disease has already killed 229 people.
Nurse becomes Italy's second Ebola case
The patient was working in Sierra Leone with a medical charity.
Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal
A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks have killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to an already traumatised Nepal on Tuesday.
This US-backed Pacific trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds
The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.
It's official: WHO says Liberia is Ebola-free
The World Health Organization has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the 'monumental' achievement in the West African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people.
Thailand’s latest skin-whitening fad might be the most disturbing one yet
And like all the others, it doesn't really work.
Q & A: How to end extreme poverty
Countess Albina du Boisrouvray is the founder of FXB International, a nonprofit that takes a human rights approach to ending extreme poverty.
Things might be about to get a whole lot worse in Nepal
The monsoon season is coming. And that means landslides.
Celebrating a first Mother's Day, knowing the inequality of maternal health firsthand
The GroundTruth Project's global health editor on Save the Children's new report about motherhood.