The WHO has released its latest look into the state of malaria worldwide — and the news is both good (malaria-related deaths have fallen by half since 2000 and contraction has fallen by about a third) and bad (doctors are also seeing increasing resistance to existing medicines). You can check out the full report here. » 12/09/14 7:50am 12/09/14 7:50am

China Is Testing An Unproven Malaria Drug On An Entire African Nation

The tiny island nation of Comoros off Africa's east coast is being treated as a massive guinea pig experiment for Chinese scientists. More than 700,000 people have been given doses of an untested malaria drug that appears to be working. Regardless, critics are outraged by the approach. » 11/11/14 11:20am 11/11/14 11:20am

To break a stalemate between the two (and counting) committees charged with deciding whether to destroy the last smallpox samples, the WHO has come up with an optimistic solution: another committee. You can read an update on what's going on in the process over at Nature. » 5/29/14 1:36pm 5/29/14 1:36pm

Which Country Drinks The Most?

According to a new WHO report looking at alcohol consumption around the world, the average person consumes just over six liters of alcohol a year, but that average doesn't quite tell the whole story as this map shows. » 5/13/14 9:20am 5/13/14 9:20am

The Deadliest Potential Pandemics Facing The World Right Now

Scientists and health experts at the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control are constantly on guard against diseases that could sweep through the human population. Which pandemics are they most worried about, heading into 2014? » 12/24/13 3:30pm 12/24/13 3:30pm

Take On Me style music video is out of this universe!

As any child of the 80s will know, music videos used to be something special, to be cherished and admired while watching The Chart Show on a Saturday morning (in the UK) and MTV if you were a bit fancier. » 12/08/13 2:42pm 12/08/13 2:42pm