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Last week, the 2018 Global Drug Survey (GDS) published its annual findings on recreational drug use (both legal and illegal) among 130 000 people across 44... [Read More]
Last week, the DR Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola, with two confirmed cases, 39 probable cases, and 19 deaths reported as we went... [Read More]
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), defined by the presence of bacteria in the urine combined with clinical features such as urinary frequency or dysuria, affect 10–20%... [Read More]
Over the past 25 years, stroke units have become the standard for in-hospital stroke care.1 Today, all patients admitted with a diagnosis of stroke should... [Read More]
Ensuring future generations have access to antimicrobials is high on the agenda for many heads of state, and almost all Ministers of Health. Following the... [Read More]
Mark Heywood stood to ask his question in Johannesburg last week at the launch of the Guttmacher–Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights... [Read More]
Away from the headlines, another opioid abuse crisis is hitting Africa. Experts express concern about the rise in non-medical use of the analgesic. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt... [Read More]
Although terms of reference were agreed for an Independent Expert Panel on harassment, the controversy continues to divide the HIV/AIDS community. John Zarocostas reports. [Read More]
Stiffness and pain in the joints was for centuries seen as a mark of mortality, one of the natural shocks of old age: just look... [Read More]
Immunologist and malaria researcher. She was born in Vienna, Austria, on June 20, 1928, and died in Manhattan, NY, USA, of a pulmonary embolism on... [Read More]
We are writing regarding José Villar and colleagues' INTERGROWTH-21st Project on international standards for newborn birthweight (Sept 6, 2014, p 857).1 We are assessing these... [Read More]
Jennifer Zeitlin and Isabelle Monier seek clarification regarding the INTERGROWTH-21st international standards for weight, length, and head circumference of newborn babies.1 Here we aim to... [Read More]
Evidence-based treatments, diagnostics, and stroke units were less commonly available or used in low and middle-income countries. Access to stroke units and appropriate use of... [Read More]
A 42-year-old man was admitted to the trauma service with a single gunshot wound to the head. Upon diagnosis of brain death, he was referred... [Read More]
As the world unites to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and we strive to measure, adopt, adapt, and account for progress, awareness of the most... [Read More]
A worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes is underway. In 2017, the International Diabetes Federation estimated that 425 million people had diabetes globally, an increase... [Read More]
Declining rates of vascular disease mortality are leading to a diversification of forms of diabetes-related mortality with implications for clinical management, prevention, and disease monitoring. [Read More]
On May 11, 2018, the US administration released American Patients First, its blueprint for cutting drug prices and reducing out-of-pocket payments. "Other countries use socialised... [Read More]