Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year; yet tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death.
May is National Stroke Month. Every year 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke, yet stroke is both preventable and treatable.
Sepsis is a common and dangerous infection in pregnant women and a leading cause of maternal death, killing around 35,000 women and one million newborn babies every year.
Spring is here. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing — and the insects are spreading infections at an alarming pace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that infectious diseases from mosquito, tick and flea bites more than tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016.
Ebola is back. The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for the worst as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak declared by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 8.
Being healthy at birth is crucial to a healthy life. Yet, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that during the first 28 days of life, a child is at highest risk of dying. Moreover, this risk is more than six times higher in Africa than it is in Europe.