A new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2021 study estimates that by 2050, there will be a 36.4% increase in cases of low back pain from 2020, with the highest increases in Asia and Africa.
New findings on chronic respiratory disease (CRD) now show it accounted for approximately 4 million deaths worldwide in 2019.
The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation $16.8 million to dissect health disparities at the county level in the US.
The most comprehensive state-by-state analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 across the USA, published today in The Lancet, reveals the underlying reasons why the pandemic has played out in vastly different ways across the country.
Researchers say we should recognise the natural immunity in people who have recently been infected with COVID-19, but warn that their findings should not discourage vaccination because it is the safest way to acquire immunity.
BEST-COST, which holds its kick-off meeting today, is a new Horizon Europe research project that aims to improve our understanding of the socioeconomic cost of environmental stressors in Europe.
A new global analysis shows total health-related financial assistance to fight COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the first two years of the pandemic was a record $37.8 billion, which was 810% higher than the total spent on pandemic preparedness the prior two decades (2000-2019).
Leading experts in satellite imagery, machine learning, and health metrics are joining forces to illuminate emerging threats to health and well-being.
Before Pakistan plunged into a cataclysmic health emergency from its worst flooding disaster, the country was already confronting the burden of infectious diseases, the rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and widespread disparities.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death across the globe, according to a new “almanac”-style special issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
First global estimates of mortality involving 33 bacterial pathogens and 11 types of infection suggest they were associated with 7.7 million deaths in 2019.
A new peer-reviewed systematic study analyzing hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in Indonesia shows that there were large disparities in health outcomes among provinces.
IHME analysis sheds new light on what we know and don’t know about what is good and bad for our health.
A new peer-reviewed paper published in JAMA reveals who’s more likely to develop long COVID months after initially falling ill from the virus.
Smile Train and IHME analyze the devastating impact of orofacial clefts over two decades (2000 - 2020).
WHO/Europe urges countries to take post COVID-19 condition seriously by urgently investing in research, recovery, and rehabilitation.
Smoking, alcohol use, high BMI, and other known risk factors were responsible for nearly 4.45 million global cancer deaths in 2019, according to new research published in The Lancet using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2019 study.
The new analysis also sheds light on impact of Medicaid expansion on health care spending.
Estimates suggest that more than 160 million women and adolescents who wanted to avoid pregnancy were not using contraceptives in 2019, despite significant progress in the use of modern contraceptives globally over the previous 50 years.
Mrs. Bosco is recognized for her innovative and impactful use of Global Burden of Disease data to empower women and improve access to rural health care in India.
The new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease estimates that 1.34 billion people consumed harmful amounts of alcohol in 2020.
New global and country-level estimates suggest that routinely wearing helmets and seat-belts, obeying speed limits and avoiding drunk-driving could save between 347,000 and 540,000 lives worldwide every year.
From 1990 to 2019, Norway reduced inequality in disease burden; however, an examination at a more granular level shows inequalities still exist.
New study offers the first comprehensive, county-level life expectancy estimates in the US and highlights important differences among racial and ethnic groups.
More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study.