The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Vaccines have 'non-specific effects' that have the potential to save millions of lives.
Interviews with immigrants health service providers in metro Detroit reveal a climate of fear that may affect the health of families.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
If the menu of potential activities that do us good is made to look uninviting or challenging, we are more likely to choose the easier but less healthy option.
Data suggest that people are living many years in poor health in Africa.
As cannabis is legalized in Canada and parts of the United States, it's worth looking back on the public health impact of the repeal of alcohol Prohibition in the U.S.
The alcohol industry introduced rules to self-regulate placement of alcohol ads in November 2017. We reviewed the first six months of regulation and it was unlikely to protect young people.
The health concerns that dominate public submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into WestConnex are a reminder that papering over such issues comes back to haunt governments.
Research shows that cannabis legalization is unlikely to either reduce criminal involvement or availability to youth. Could legalization be a result of neoliberalism, or a way to woo young voters?
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
Haze from Northern California wildfires has drifted as far east as Philadelphia. Wildfire smoke contains many potentially toxic substances, so anyone exposed to it should take basic precautions.
Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.
The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution 'the new tobacco' because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.
South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Scientists have found ways to trick the brain into thinking you're tasting salt.