South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided.
Progress in malaria control has stalled. Research towards an effective vaccine is underway.
Scientists have found ways to trick the brain into thinking you're tasting salt.
The biggest problem in the Indonesian universal healthcare program is that members' contribution is less than the spending to pay claims for hospitals and other health services.
A study of the social cost of carbon emitted by the shrinking fleet of Texan coal plants suggests that closing more of them down would be good for the climate and public health.
Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
The global target to eradicate polio is being missed because a number of countries are struggling to reach high vaccine coverage.
Many will switch to less healthy diets as imported food becomes more expensive, says new research.
The World Health Organisation has issued noise guidelines for Europe, but they apply to everyone.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
Cannabis legalization in Canada is a public health strategy. Let's harness this opportunity to understand how cannabis could fit into a multi-faceted opioid prevention and response strategy.
Obese people are stigmatised by society – no wonder parents react defensively to letters informing them their child is overweight.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
Fungal diseases can be life-threatening for people living with HIV, cancer patients and those admitted to hospital.
Empowered women make millions of decisions that add up to a better demographic situation for themselves, their children and for Africa.
Scientists need to continue working across disciplines to find ways to disrupt disease transmission in the context of climate change.
US ozone pollution has fallen in recent decades, but exposure to low levels of ozone still has serious effects on human health and well-being.
Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO's two-hour time threshold.
Banning travel might not always be the best way to respond to a disease outbreak.
Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.