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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Data down to zip code level shows huge variations in vaccine hesitancy within counties.
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.
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.
New analysis from IHME highlights the true toll of the pandemic.
Study suggests hospital mortality rates dropped rapidly in the United States after May 2020 but have not declined further.
The latest COVID-19 forecasts from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington now incorporate two new virus variants.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professors and siblings Kristin Braa and Jørn Braa, of the University of Oslo, have been awarded the 2020 Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact. The siblings created and manage the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2), an open-source tool that is now the world’s largest health management information platform.
Tabba Heart Institute (THI) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine are partnering to improve public knowledge and inform policymakers of cardiovascular health in Pakistan by collecting and sharing data, leveraging their expertise in health metrics sciences to provide more accurate estimates of the national and provincial burden of cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan.
More than a half million lives could be lost to COVID-19 by 28 February 2021 in the USA, suggests a modeling study published in Nature Medicine. The paper also estimates that universal mask use could prevent the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states and could save nearly 130,000 of those half million lives.
Most comprehensive global study—analysing 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories—reveals how well the world’s population were prepared in terms of underlying health for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In support of the state’s Safe Start efforts, the Washington State Department of Commerce spearheaded a unique collaboration among public, private and philanthropic organizations to help keep small businesses open, protect and create jobs, while also looking ahead to strengthen key sectors in the future.