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Latest Lancet surveys of Iraq War casualties Stories

2013-10-16 11:33:08

A scientific study calculating Iraqi deaths for almost the complete period of the US-led war and subsequent occupation published in PLOS Medicine this week reports that close to half a million Iraqi deaths are directly or indirectly attributable to the conflict.

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today.

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2010-08-21 08:38:14

A new superbug that is resistant to a host of drugs has surfaced in South Asia and as it began to spread the UN’s health agency on Friday called on health officials around the world to monitor the situation closely.

2009-07-08 11:25:39

Market crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a study published in today's Lancet.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.