The solution to measles outbreaks is deceptively easy: vaccinate more children. This belies the challenges along the path to that solution.
The emergency in the DRC shows that despite all these positive changes, the global response to containing Ebola outbreaks is undermined by the lack of health care and public health infrastructure.
Responding to someone who questions vaccination can be difficult. Before you react, it pays to assess the situation because weighing in can do more harm than good.
Opioid overdoses killed 47,000 Americans in 2017 — more than gun violence. Many fewer would have died if they'd been treated with the life-saving drug naloxone, also called Narcan.
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
During almost all outbreaks, women provide the majority of care to the ill voluntarily in their homes at great risk and cost to themselves.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people's lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Even when cases of measles are detected in clinics, limited diagnostic and communication infrastructure can delay the response.
Research shows previous fires increased child mortality and reduced growth rates.
It’s essential to consider the food industry’s role when it comes to food environments that offer unhealthy, cheap and enticing options.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
The current outbreak refuses to give in to efforts by an international team of health care workers, armed with vaccines and treatment that did not even exist during previous episodes.
African researchers are on the front line of the fight to find a vaccine that will protect people against Ebola.
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Because Helicobacter Pylori is contagious, treating it properly is key to preventing its spread.