One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, according to first ever joint UN estimates

Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic...

Global challenge for movement on mental health kicks off as lack of investment in mental health leaves millions without access to services

A global social media challenge to get the world moving on mental health is launched on Oct.7 with a call for a massive scale-up in investment in mental health.

CDC shares guidance on how to stay safe during and after Hurricane Delta

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing important information to keep you and your family safe during and immediately after Hurricane Delta. Because the hurricane is making landfall during the COVID-19 pandemic and affecting...

Mouse study suggests parental response to infant distress is innate but adapts to change

A National Institutes of Health study in mice suggests that parents have an innate capacity to respond to an infant’s cries for help and this capacity may serve as a foundation from which a parent learns to adjust to an infant’s changing needs.

NIH clinical trial testing hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin plus remdesivir to treat COVID-19 Begins


Germany Sees 'Worrying' Jump in COVID-19 Cases

Germany’s health officials said Thursday new COVID-19 cases are spreading at the fastest rate since April.

CDC Updates “How COVID is Spread” Webpage

On Oct.5, CDC issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

The best time to prevent the next pandemic is now: countries join voices for better emergency preparedness

COVID-19 will not be the world’s last health emergency and there is an urgent need for sustainable health emergency preparedness to deal with the next one.

COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries, WHO survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health serThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new...

NIH scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication

Intense neural conversations thought to underlie learning and memory may be fueled...