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.
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.
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.
Many who need help with opioid addiction live far from dedicated treatment centers.
Uganda's primary healthcare system needs to be strengthened to provide long term care for older people with chronic conditions.
Data show the vast majority of people killed by gun violence are black and live in urban areas.
The opening session of a meeting of neurologists focused on a problem plaguing doctors: burnout. Doctors are growing increasingly stressed, and it's affecting patients, too.
Chronic kidney disease is a global problem with about 10% of the world's population suffering from the disease.
The White House has laid out a plan to address the opioid crisis. But people suffering from opioid addiction aren't the only ones who need help.
Extreme weather events are inevitably followed by disease outbreaks. So why not team health professionals with climate experts?
Both the U.S. and the U.K. have blamed porn for a wide range of medical and social ailments. But a recent Canadian report suggests there's no credible evidence of this co-relation.
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.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
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.