Around 7 million people worldwide received treatment for TB last year, 600,000 more than in 2017, says the WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2019. Over the same period, deaths from the disease fell by 100,000 to 1.5 million.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enormous potential for global development and is already being widely explored as a means to tackle poverty and boost economies.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the high cost of mobile data threatens to jeopardise the push towards affordable internet access for all
Soy production is a booming business in Brazil’s Cerrado region. But urgent action is needed to halt its growth and prevent the industry destroying the area’s rich biodiversity, researchers warn.
Managing blood sugar levels and tackling obesity can help avert serious cases of kidney disease.
The talent drain in Venezuela is seriously affecting science, technology and research in the country, experts warn, leaving it without a critical mass of researchers and scientists that would be difficult to restore without international cooperation.
Climate change and fake news pose the biggest threat to human health over the next 25 years, according to a survey of health practitioners around the world.
Georgette Kidess is the first and only female neurosurgeon in Palestine. An accident in which her neighbour lost her life due to a hematoma triggered her passion to pursue this unlikely career path.
A global roadmap to eradicate malaria in the next 30 years has been welcomed with caution by scientists and practitioners because of the high extra costs proposed.
While history has played an important role in the distribution and diversity of fish species in the Amazon basin, climate change, deforestation and building of power dams could alter such dynamics even more, biodiversity specialists have warned.
Experts agree an effective vaccine is essential to end the epidemic.
Nanoparticles are increasingly being explored for boosting crops and nutrition, but doubts remain over their long-term safety, writes Mićo Tatalović.