Researchers are getting closer to understanding how some people are more susceptible to posttraumatic stress disorder.
Lassa fever in several Nigerian states is being spread by rats.
World Health Organisation
Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn't take "reasonable precautions" to not infect their sexual partner.
Witchcraft related beliefs pose serious human rights violations for people with Albinism.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Media reports failed to mention limits to evidence in new guidelines about sitting and moving at work, and missed commercial interests that were initially not disclosed.
Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
Wealthy and healthy.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
People who attempt suicide can access medical care at their clinics but psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are not part of the primary health care setting.
A Victorian AIDS Council volunteer training weekend in Kyneton Victoria, 1987.
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
The AIDS crisis arrived in Australia in 1982 and triggered an enormous (and successful) public health response, largely driven by volunteers. These people, often from marginalised communities in their own right, deserve recognition in Australia's proud volunteer tradition.
Coal stockpile at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin power plant, 2011.
A recent study shows that large piles of coal produce measurable quantities of fine particulate air pollution within a 25-mile radius. Covering coal trains and storage piles could reduce the problem.
Sub-Saharan Africa can achieve meaningful and sustainable change in health by 2030.
Sub-Saharan countries have unprecedented opportunities to substantially improve health outcomes within a generation, largely with their own resources.
The Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland, looks great, but where are the people?
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By putting the users of buildings – people – at the centre of the process of designing buildings and infrastructure, we can create healthier, more human-centred spaces.
Antiretroviral drugs suppress the HIV virus and stop progression of the disease.
The introduction of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis drugs in Kenya aims at reducing new HIV infections among people facing substantial ongoing risk.
The death of a young Italian girl from cerebral malaria has scientists scratching their heads.
We’ve known for over three decades that cancer risk increases with alcohol consumption.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
In South Africa one of the biggest barriers to suicide prevention is that psychiatric and substance use services are often not integrated.
A man sells bottled water in Lagos Nigeria, a country with abundant water resources but little to drink.
Nigeria is rich in water resources. but poor management has led to water scarcity in the country.
Despite the stereotypes, most obese Americans aren’t poor.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
Hedonism and pleasure is what drives much binge drinking. So let’s provide people with alternative ways of having fun, but without the alcohol.
Hedonism has a complex relationship with binge drinking – part cause, part solution. Here's why.
Traditional medicine should be recognised in the treatment of mental disorders.
Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental disorders.
A new version of Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that protects against cervical cancer, has just been approved for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule.
A new version of the HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against nine types of the virus, and is already being used overseas.