It could be a matter of days before the ebola epidemic in the DRC spreads to urban centres or spills over into neighbouring countries.
Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
Introducing viral load testing at health facilities can help South Africa reach the United Nations target to end AIDS.
The World Health Organisation has issued noise guidelines for Europe, but they apply to everyone.
In the event of pandemic flu, poor countries will suffer the most.
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
Health workers promote exclusive breastfeeding to HIV positive mothers more than they do to mothers who are negative.
As US mothers returned to breastfeeding, the market for infant formula dried up, leading formula makers to seek new markets in developing nations. Here's how that led to a recent outcry.
A new analysis shows that the US health care system will save money in the long run by screening people born in Asia and Africa for the hepatitis B virus, which causes liver cancer and cirrhosis.
Now that gaming addiction is officially recognised, we need to develop strategies to counteract it.
More than 90% of violent crimes in South Africa fall outside the categories named in the police's new anti-crime strategy.
If your child is keeping their grades up and maintaining friends and hobbies, then their gaming activity is likely not a disorder or addiction.
To meet World Health Organization targets and reduce the rates of chronic hepatitis B infection among children, Canada should implement routine vaccination of all infants at birth.
Teams administering the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in a race against time to find and help people exposed.
The World Health Organization has made bold progress by including many tests for non-communicable diseases on its new 'Essential Diagnostics List.'
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
South Africa must ensure that healthcare workers understand the importance of nutrition and that they transfer the correct messages to caregivers.