People panic-buying face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus risk running down stocks should we really need them.
Myths that taxes on sugary drinks unfairly disadvantage the poor and will result in job losses don't hold up. Here's what the evidence says.
Why you should consider donating your body to research once you die.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it will use lessons from the Ebola outbreak to strengthen its risk communications capacity.
Difficult to understand communication and the somewhat overstated benefits of male circumcision may lead to increased risky sexual behaviour.
Measles infection can be easily managed with prompt health care and symptom management. But without care, mild symptoms can turn into life threatening secondary infections or long-term effects.
Students in Nigeria used home remedies to prevent pregnancy after sex and had doubts about the efficacy of medically approved pills.
Prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment in which mosquitoes breed. This increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Behaviours such as head banging, picking at the lips and chewing on harmful objects like stones make children with autism more likely to have dental health problems.
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.