Cases of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders increased by more than a quarter worldwide in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the first global estimates of impacts of the pandemic on mental health, published in The Lancet.
September 30, 2021
The Lancet: More than half of police killings in USA are unreported and Black Americans are most likely to experience fatal police violence
More than 55% of deaths from police violence in the USA from 1980-2018 were misclassified or unreported in official vital statistics reports according to a new study in The Lancet.
September 22, 2021
Spending for COVID-19 drove largest recorded increase in development assistance for health, but more is needed
A new study tracking global health spending finds that $13.7 billion in development assistance for health (DAH) went toward COVID-19 in 2020, contributing to a 35.7% increase in DAH spending compared to 2019.
September 8, 2021
Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, of Aga Khan University (AKU) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), has been awarded the 2021 Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact.
August 19, 2021
The Lancet: Extreme heat is a clear and growing health issue, with evidence-based adaptation plans urgently needed to prevent unnecessary deaths
Extreme heat is an increasingly common occurrence worldwide, with heat-related deaths and illnesses also expected to rise. The authors of a new two-paper Series on Heat and Health, published in The Lancet, recommend immediate and urgent globally coordinated efforts to mitigate climate change and increase resilience to extreme heat to limit additional warming, avoid permanent and substantial extreme heat worldwide, and save lives by protecting the most vulnerable people.
August 17, 2021
A new analysis of US health care spending reveals stark disparities across racial and ethnic lines, with White Americans benefiting from an outsized share of healthcare dollars relative to their proportion of the population
July 14, 2021
The Lancet: COVID-19 pandemic interrupted routine vaccinations for at least 17 million children worldwide in 2020, modelling study suggests
The COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in the largest and most widespread global disruption to life-saving immunisation programmes in history, putting millions of children—in rich and poor countries alike—at risk for measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough), according to a new modelling study published in The Lancet.
June 24, 2021
New tool shows more than 50 percent of the population is vaccine-hesitant in over 580 ZIP codes across the US
Data down to zip code level shows huge variations in vaccine hesitancy within counties.
June 10, 2021
A new study conducted by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) found significant reductions in children’s risk of death associated with more years of parental education.
May 27, 2021
The Lancet & The Lancet Public Health: Latest global data finds nearly 8 million deaths from smoking in 2019, and 90% of new smokers addicted by age 25
The most comprehensive data on global trends in smoking highlight its enormous global health toll. The number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths worldwide.
May 6, 2021
New analysis from IHME highlights the true toll of the pandemic.
May 3, 2021
Lower mortality among COVID-19 hospital patients can’t be attributed to patient demographics, medical history, or infection severity
Study suggests hospital mortality rates dropped rapidly in the United States after May 2020 but have not declined further.
January 29, 2021
New COVID-19 forecasts show the possibility of a spring spike in deaths if variants spread widely, people let down their guard
The latest COVID-19 forecasts from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington now incorporate two new virus variants.
January 19, 2021
Animal health leaders and researchers from the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) programme have secured US$7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, to rollout a framework on measuring animal health burdens and their impacts on human lives and economies.
December 16, 2020
While the world witnessed impressive progress in immunizing children against measles between 2000 and 2010, the last 10 years have seen such efforts stalling in low- and middle-income nations, according to a new scientific study.
December 10, 2020
As the world watches how UK residents respond to COVID-19 vaccinations, three leading experts on the virus are urging Americans and the US government to be vigilant against anti-vaccination advocates and their “rumors, misinformation, and conspiracy theories in a fractured media universe.”
December 9, 2020
The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is steadily rising, including one-third of all deaths globally in 2019, according to a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that reviewed the total magnitude of CVD burden and trends over 30 years around the world.
December 3, 2020
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine released new forecasts today that incorporate expected rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine for all countries.
December 1, 2020
The Lancet: One in three people worldwide could benefit from rehabilitation at least once in the course of their illness or injury, first global study estimates
As many as one in three people worldwide (2.41 billion people) could benefit from rehabilitation (such as physical and occupational therapy or speech and language therapy) at some point in their illness or injury, according to estimates published today in The Lancet in the first global study of its kind.
December 1, 2020
Public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss, according to a new study published today (1 December) in The Lancet Global Health.