Although the number of children conceived through in vitro fertilisation born with abnormalities remains extremely low, a recent study in Kenya shows that the risk of genetic disorders is higher.
It depends where you live whether pharmacies can offer services like emergency contraception and health checks.
Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.
Two major studies cast doubt on the value of screening for prostate cancer, yet it continues regardless.
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
Personal stories about what helped people quit smoking can be misleading, and aren't strong evidence.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
There are more than 500 studies into the effects of high heels on wearers' health.
Human milk banks play an important role in ensuring the safe supply of breast milk. This is made available to babies whose mothers are unable to breastfeed.
There's growing evidence the location and density of bottleshops influences the health and well-being of locals, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
Research shows planners and built environment professionals have surprisingly poor knowledge about how cities might harm mental health. The good news is that simple steps can make a big difference.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
The increase in cases of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has led to an emerging pattern of high levels of multimorbidity.
Many new housing developments are being built along busy roads and rail lines, but lack design features that would reduce occupants' exposure to harmful traffic pollution.
Cholera is caused by a lack of access to clean drinking water and unhygienic conditions. Misuse of antibiotics makes it difficult and expensive to treat outbreaks.
Health benefits of being close to nature are well established, but the rise of apartment living means we can't always be close to greenery.
As the latest controversy about tunnel exhaust stacks and respiratory health plays out in the media, some community members are proposing solutions that just don't make sense.
Stronger malaria prevention like a vaccine is urgently needed for effective response in endemic regions.
How will the World Health Organisation's Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus deal with the mounting challenges? Africa's academics have some tips.
When an Ebola outbreak is detected, surveillance, community engagement , laboratory services and tracing infected persons should be activated to prevent rapid spread of the disease.