Women with AIDS were excluded from the US definition of the syndrome until 1993. What's changed?
South Africa's food making giant, Tiger Brands, could have handled the listeriosis crisis better.
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don't skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
A health and human rights researcher, therapist and professor explains why racial justice is a public health issue.
Hiccups serve no clear purpose. Tadpoles have a hiccup reflex which helps keep their lungs safe while they transition. So our hiccup reflex might be from our amphibian ancestors.
A massive rural on-grid electrification programme in Rwanda has delivered considerable benefits. But is it the most sensible way to deliver power to remote areas?
Social isolation is linked to higher blood pressure, lower cognitive abilities and even increased chances of premature death.
People tend to value potential future rewards less than similar immediate rewards when they must choose between them. Psychologists and economists call this “delay discounting”.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Cannabis use among the baby boomer generation is on the rise, here's why.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
Despite the technological advances that humanity has known for millennia, the standard of living did not begin to rise until around 1800.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
Turns out taking antioxidant supplements after exercise doesn't do much to help reduce muscle soreness after all.
Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.