Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Epidemiologists study disease outbreaks in populations to determine who gets sick and why. In the wake of this year's hurricanes, they are assessing impacts from mold, toxic leaks and other threats.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's important to identify high risk individuals to provide counselling and social support.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
The challenge of creating liveable communities across Australia's capital cities comes down to seven key factors. And assessed on this basis, parts of our cities don't fare so well.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
There's no reason why small families shouldn't become the norm in Africa. But this will depend on improving education opportunities for women and improving birth control policies.
771,945 have been infected.
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care.
Hepatitis viruses are serious infections that damage the liver. There is an urgent need to deal with increased Hepatitis B infections in Kenya.
We're being 'nudged' to make good health choices every day. But who decides what's best? And what happens when we don't agree?
Studies have found paying people to quit is more effective than other methods, so why are we not considering it in Australia?
The strategy to eliminate human rabies is straight forward: vaccinate dogs, provide prompt post-exposure vaccines, public education and awareness on prevention.
HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
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.
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.
Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.