Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Data from London's Great Smog of 1952 show that air pollution exposure in early life leads to striking increases in asthma rates. Millions in the developing world face similar risks today.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
Millions of people need to be confident that suitable public toilets will be available when they leave their homes. A shortage of such facilities is a serious problem for an ageing population.
Enough tiptoeing around: without ending state discrimination, we have little hope of stopping HIV and AIDS.
Scotland remains sick man of Europe despite devolution. Here's what is going wrong.
The government's focus on treating chronic disease neglects the importance of obesity and the benefits of preventive health measures tailored to gender and socioeconomic circumstances.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
A parish council's decision to charge parkrunners for using their parks may seem like a storm in a tea cup – but it's an important test case.
Parks are found in most neighbourhoods, generally free to use and are enjoyed by diverse groups. Although most visitors don't use parks for physical activity, modest improvements can change that.
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
University graduates have the power to enable dignified lives for others in a society. What skills and qualities do they need for this to happen?
Dietary changes make a big difference to both people and planet.
Do guns change the ways that people engage with each other? A gun violence researcher went to Missouri to find out.
The Girls Make Your Move ads need to be supported by materials that increase girls’ beliefs in their ability and give them tools for planning to be more active.
It's salt awareness week. so we asked two experts to give their views.
The Flint water crisis has left people across the country wondering if lead poisoning is a problem in their community. But it's very hard to find out how widespread this problem is.
How did lead poisoning become a persistent threat in U.S. cities? Lead paint and slumlords played key roles, but so did postwar housing policies that trapped minorities in crumbling inner cities.
Insecticides and mosquito nets only get you so far. Synthetic biologists are ready to take the battle against mosquito-borne disease to the level of DNA – which might spell the insects’ ultimate doom.
A professor of economics reflects on other outbreaks to get to grips with the likely impacts of Zika.