The Lancet


Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users’ Passwords Exposed Online

Due a to a misconfigured server, a researcher found a constant stream of Elsevier users’ passwords.


A New Study Says More People Use Marijuana and Fewer People Think It's Risky

Medical marijuana is somewhat legal in 25 states so this isn't very surprising.


Virtual Reality Can Help Stop Old People Falling Over

A trial found that adding a VR component to treadmill training resulted in 42 percent fewer falls.


A Third of Chinese Men Will Die From Smoking If Current Trends Continue

China is the epicenter of the global tobacco epidemic, says a major study — a catastrophic public health crisis driven by a mammoth national industry and pervasive myths about smoking.


An Ebola Vaccine Is Showing Up to 100 Percent Efficacy So Far

The preliminary results from a new Ebola vaccine look very promising.


Climate Change Could Be the Greatest Threat to Human Health

A new report, published in a leading British medical journal, says climate change could set back advances in public health by 50 years — but addressing it could be the greatest opportunity to improve human health worldwide.


IMF Debts Made the Ebola Outbreak Worse, Report Says

British researchers say stringent IMF lending policies left Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea with underfunded health systems and a shortage of doctors.


Is Rap Finally Breaking Its Mental Health Taboo?

Hip-hop has generally found it difficult to deal with artists who either (A) talk about complex feelings or (B) have personal issues themselves. Is now the time for change?


Indoor Air Pollution Affects Billions, But There's No Easy Solution

When cooking is culture, asking 3 billion people to do things your way is asking a lot.


Want to Combat AIDS? Decriminalize Sex Work, Researchers Say

In order to lower HIV rates worldwide, countries should make improving the circumstances of sex workers a top priority.


With 200 Million Users Worldwide, are Drugs a Pandemic?

The journal _Lancet_ is the latest to jump into the wealth of research and discussion on addiction, and its first paper in a series focuses on the global burden of disease caused by illicit drug use. The headline-worthy statistic? Study authors Louisa...