Zika had already reached 46,000 probable cases by the end of May 2016 and is transmitted by the same mosquito species as dengue and Chikungunya.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
Africa has largely been ignored when it comes to official global air quality programmes. Yet low-income countries like many of those in Africa are particularly affected by air pollution.
Most of the country's 1,717 primary healthcare centres have no running water or electricity and the hospitals are ill-equipped and under-staffed.
When it comes to reducing air pollution, scoring and ranking cities is neither accurate, nor productive.
Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens.
The flu vaccine – which prevents one from getting influenza – changes every year, because it is based on the strains of the virus that presented in the previous year.
Academics have sent an open letter to the World Health Organisation calling for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika threat. They're overreacting.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Children raised in orphanages often lack a key ingredient for healthy development – love.
New guidelines from the World Health Organization mean more people are eligible for antiretrorviral therapy. It's critical to find ways for people to start treatment without multiple clinic visits.
The world looks to the WHO for all health-related matters – but it is only part of the picture.
Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. Does that mean anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
Non-communicable diseases are skyrocketing in Kenya and Uganda. Though the countries’ governments have a responsibility to tackle the problem, individuals need to take action too.
Most people are aware of the benefits of breastmilk, but few are aware of the risks.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
Diabetes has become a massive global problem and requires a dedicated effort in both the developed and the developing world.
To tackle Zika and other viral outbreaks, we need to focus not only on the pathology of the disease, but also on the global political and economic architecture.
For thousands of miners who have developed silicosis from years of work on South Africa's gold mines, a landmark court case will change their lives.
Only 28% of working women across the globe are fully protected by maternity laws that provide for time off work with full pay.