Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
Mathematical modelling tools may predict where tsetse flies are being driven to extinction.
Rwanda has developed a strong, decentralised health system and addressed many of the major financial and geographic barriers people faced.
Bushfire smoke accumulating over Australian cities contains a complex chemical mix which does all sorts of things to the human body.
Obstacles to getting more people with TB treated extend beyond cost. It starts with locating people at greatest risk and expanding preventive treatment programmes.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.
The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
South Africa has set ambitious targets to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV completely. It will require innovative strategies and continuous quality improvement to achieve them.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here's the evidence to convince them they're wrong.
It's well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
Spray, pump or roll-on? Matte, fragrance-free, oil-free? No wonder we're confused when it comes to buying sunscreen.
Family structure and family support are protective factors against transactional sex among adolescents and young adults.
Legislation as well as academic research governance bodies have failed to safeguard the rights of participants from Africa in genomics research.
Would you rather lounge in front of your TV than sweat in the gym? Your distant ancestors may well be (a little) responsible for your lack of motivation.
Bioinformatics can be applied to a range of problems, such as understanding the genome sequence of organisms or coming up with new drugs.
When done properly, a simulation exercise is a useful tool for evaluating preparedness for a public health emergency.
For more than a month, Samoa has been battling a measles outbreak of huge proportions. Things are very slowly starting to improve.
The digitization of health care in Canada has been a bumpy ride — due to lack of focus on governance, and lack of emphasis on interoperability, transparency and accountability.
Cities often embark upon drastic and expensive eradication campaigns designed to rapidly rid the city of pests like rats. But are the surviving rats stronger or weaker than before?
The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on "medical xenophobia"