Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
Fungal diseases can be life-threatening for people living with HIV, cancer patients and those admitted to hospital.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
Scientists need to continue working across disciplines to find ways to disrupt disease transmission in the context of climate change.
US ozone pollution has fallen in recent decades, but exposure to low levels of ozone still has serious effects on human health and well-being.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
Banning travel might not always be the best way to respond to a disease outbreak.
Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.
The general health of Greenlandic children is now as good as that of their European peers – perhaps even better.
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.
The government's new exercise campaign encourages us to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day. But while ads can get us to change our attitudes, they're unlikely to change our behaviour.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
Heatwave deaths this summer make it clear: climate change is a severe public health threat, and those who live alone are at greatest risk.
Big solar has a potentially bright future in cities, but we need to get the planning right first.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Testing new industrial chemicals is essential for public health and the environment. But animal testing is costly, and too many chemicals are left untested. A new AI tool may solve the problem.
Mounting reports of norovirus symptoms point to a summertime outbreak, which could mean big trouble for an already struggling NHS.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.