The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
Pediatric epigenetic clocks have the potential to accurately assess biological age. However, possible applications in law enforcement and immigration raise ethical issues.
The use of online health platforms is on the rise, allowing us to track and share our personal data. While such platforms have promise, significant scientific, ethical and privacy questions remains.
PODCAST: The first episode of a new series from The Anthill focuses on precision medicine.
The flu shot is a bargain – and people are more likely to get it if they know that.
Concerned about rising cases and spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science has called on government to declare it a national health emergency.
Laser surgery is touted as a good way to get rid of eyeglasses, but not everyone is suited for it. Plenty of research should be done before taking the plunge.
Introducing a new series from The Anthill podcast on the future of personalisation in healthcare.
Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
In Canada, regulation of professions usually falls under provincial jurisdiction, but there may be feasible models for a national licence for health-care professionals.
Plant-rich diets can help tackle the climate crisis, prevent disease and improve mental health.
The Chinese Communist Party has long used healthcare as part of its propaganda operation.
Anthrax is best known as a bioweapon. But researchers have figured out how to tweak the deadly toxin and use it to fight cancer. So far, dogs are the first to benefit from the new therapy.
After a talk show host mocked Joaquin Phoenix for what she assumed was a cleft lip, the experts address what causes this most common of birth defects.
Chronic illness, difficulty eating on their own, and even loneliness are just some of the reasons why people over-65 are more likely to be malnourished.
One hypothesis suggests that there's a finite amount of protein that the body can actually use.
It's important for babies to be in control of the pace and amount they eat.
Vitamin D is essential for good health and particularly for fighting infections and keeping the microbes in the human gut healthy. But in winter it can be difficult to get enough.
The NHS workforce reconfiguration so far has been an accountant’s response – designed to save money rather than being based upon actual clinical need.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.