The Lancet

Nearly One-Third of World’s Population Is Overweight

Over two billion people - or 30 percent of the world’s population - are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet.

Pushing Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths Up Global Health Agenda

Delegates to this week’s annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva should agree on an ambitious agenda to sharply cut the rate of newborn deaths and stillbirths over the next two decades, according to maternal and infant health experts.

Health Gaps Between Most Countries Could Close by 2035

The gap in health standards between the world’s poorest countries and the more advanced middle-income nations could close by the year 2035, according to a major new report published Tuesday by Britain’s The Lancet medical journal.

Malnutrition Still Killing Three Million Children Under Five

Kevin’s Carter’s disturbing picture of the 1993 famine in Sudan won him a Pulitzer Prize.