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Americans gaining more weight than they say

Despite the increasing awareness of the problem of obesity in the United States, most Americans don’t know whether they are gaining or losing weight, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, also known at IHME, at the University of Washington. Obesity increased in the U.S. between 2008 and 2009, but

Rising education levels among women save children’s lives worldwide

The educational gender gap is closing. The finding offers a new path for accelerating progress in child health.

Unexpected decline in newborn mortality drives child deaths below 8 million

Worldwide mortality in children younger than 5 years has dropped from 11.

Unexpected decline in newborn mortality drives child deaths below 8 million

Sub-Saharan African countries, such as Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia, see rapid reductions

Adult mortality trends reveal massive rise in global inequalities




The most comprehensive assessment to date of global adult mortality appears today, April 30, in The Lancet .

‘Skeptical optimists’ push for better global health data

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation post-bachelor fellows accept a challenge from The Lancet editor Richard Horton.

A matter of pluck: Staff member Ben Thompson chronicles history’s grittiest characters

By day, Ben Thompson helps research the world’s most pressing public health problems as a program assistant at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.