Some parents hide their children’s HIV status.
Secrecy around the HIV-positive status of young children in school is denying them the care and support they need for a good start.
The Wheelabrator Waste to Energy Plant in Saugus, Massachusetts, has been burning trash to generate electricity since 1975.
Every year the US burns more than 34 million tons of garbage in incinerators. These plants are major pollution sources, and most are clustered in disadvantaged communities.
The more comfortable women feel about breastfeeding in public, the better for both babies and society.
Promoting the benefits of breastfeeding isn't enough when uncomfortable and uninviting public places deter mothers. Places that help them feel comfortable breastfeeding have several key features.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.
There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Warmer oceans are contributing to more frequent tropical cyclones.
Billions of people globally don’t have access to safe, clean toilets.
Research shows that targeting poor communities will go a long way in solving the country's open defecation issues.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford returns to his office at the Ontario legislature after announcing the cancellation of retroactive cuts that have hit public health, child care and other municipal services.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A year ago, Doug Ford’s election was seen as a harbinger of a populist realignment in Ontario and Canadian politics. Now polls suggest Ford has abysmally low personal approval ratings.
Bottled water distribution in Glenwood, Iowa, where massive spring flooding along the Missouri River disrupted drinking water treatment, April 3, 2019.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
A grade of 92 is an A at most schools, but for tap water it means that millions of Americans drink water that fails to met federal standards.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
It's much easier for people to access fatty, salty food than it is to find healthier options.
Health workers burying a child who died of Ebola in the DRC’s North Kivu province.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a news conference before signing the USMCA. The deal, if passed into law, poses dangers to public health.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
A nurse wears protective clothing during the SARS outbreak at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto in 2003. This outbreak was the impetus for establishing the Public Health Agency of Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer
From tackling the opioid crisis to preventing pandemic flu, a strong public health infrastructure is essential. Proposed cuts in Ontario will be disastrous.
Oil refineries and other industrial sources in and around Houston create some of the highest ozone levels in the nation.
AP Photo/Pat Sullivan
Air quality in the US has improved greatly since 1990, but a new report finds progress stalling in some cities. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back air pollution controls.
Light pollution comes with numerous problems.
For developing countries in Africa immunotherapy solutions is important given the high cost of cancer drugs.
Most cancer research has been done in Europe, there's minimal data on African populations.