Year after year, southern states consistently rank among the worst in the US for health and wellness.
Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.
For every £1 spent delivering a support programme for domestic abusers, the value to society was £1.40.
We need balanced media reporting about bat-borne diseases to help avoid vilification of Australia's under-appreciated creatures of the night.
There are differences in the smoking patterns of rural and urban communities. These must be recognised and included in tobacco control interventions to reduce use.
When there are two malaria prevention interventions available people don't take an either or approach -- they consider that the two interventions are complementary.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
After an exceptional period of success in global malaria control, the progress has stalled. New strategies are needed to suit a variety of transmission patterns.
Intense wildfires in southern California are triggering air quality alerts. Health experts know surprisingly little about how inhaling smoke affects human health, especially over the long term.
... in fact, it can make you sick.
For the first time, some Australian women will be eligible to collect their own sample for cervical screening. While it's not as accurate as one from a GP or nurse, it could still save your life.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
South Africa has made tremendous progress towards meeting the 90-90-90 targets but there are some challenges preventing it from reaching the goals set by UNAIDS.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
Low-density suburbs can cause social isolation that's harmful for individual and community well-being. But research confirms we can plan neighbourhood centres so they become vibrant social hubs.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.