A patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in October. Cases of dengue fever – a painful mosquito-borne spread disease – have doubled every decade since 1990. Environmental health experts are pointing the finger at climate change.
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What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.
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Incontinence is frighteningly common.
A painting on a rickshaw in Yogyakarta depicts Javanese men rubbing coins on each other’s back.
Coin rubbing, a traditional treatment for the common cold, is still widely used by modern Indonesians despite criticism that it is not rational.
Widnes, England, during the late 19th century.
Researchers have found a way to measure the impact of air pollution during 19th-century England on the public's health.
Kenya needs to develop effective cancer testing and treatment options.
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.
They provide more than warmth.
Parenting programs and home visiting programs can offer vital support to mothers struggling with mental illness, substance use, and other challenges. Research shows that avoiding foster care is better for the health of mother and child.
New research shows that having a child in foster care is often harmful to a mother's mental and physical health.
Patient safety grabbed the attention when plans were mooted to move post-op people out of hospital and into private homes. But the project also moves important work into the shadows.
Striking Kenyan nurses take part in a protest in Nairobi.
A strike by Kenyan nurses points to the country's failure to manage the devolution of responsibility for health care from national to county governments.
People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
Many women are released from prison with untreated mental and physical health problems, and no access to a doctor. In pain, they seek solace in illicit drugs. Pictured here, women mourn those who have died of drug overdose in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.
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A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
People in Canada and around the world are living longer thanks to public health and modern medicine. It’s time to treat aging as an asset, not a process of decline.
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.
We all have to die of something, so why can’t I die by delicious donuts?
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
It’s not easy.
The Labour Party's promises are a start – but we need to go further. It's a public health crisis.
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
Simply having warmer homes can help prevent avoidable deaths this winter.
‘You’re not allowed one without the other.’
Electronic devices are making us sedentary – it's time for a fix.
There are real consequences to ignoring children’s pain in hospital. These include increased sensitivity to pain, abnormal social behaviours when older and higher levels of anxiety before a future procedure.
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
Beijing residents with a variety of approaches to urban air pollution.
In recent years the number of motor vehicles – and the pollution they generate – has grown astronomically, leading some citydwellers to wear facemasks in the hopes of protecting themselves. So do they work?