Melbourne’s temperatures have periodically spiked far beyond what its residents are used to.
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Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.
The general health of Greenlandic children is now as good as that of their European peers – perhaps even better.
Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, Aug. 10, 2018.
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A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
It isn’t enough to just tell us to Be Active or Move It.
The government's new exercise campaign encourages us to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day. But while ads can get us to change our attitudes, they're unlikely to change our behaviour.
There are multiple efforts to count police homicides in the U.S.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Guilty or innocent?
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
A woman cools down in a water fountain as she beats the heat in Montreal on Monday, July 2, 2018.
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Heatwave deaths this summer make it clear: climate change is a severe public health threat, and those who live alone are at greatest risk.
Residents near big solar projects are often concerned they cause glare and noise.
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Big solar has a potentially bright future in cities, but we need to get the planning right first.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International uses creativity and empowerment messages through social media to market their cigarettes to a younger audience.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
These rats are in special cages for urine collection. Every year, millions of animals are used for testing chemicals that are used in industrial products.
Testing new industrial chemicals is essential for public health and the environment. But animal testing is costly, and too many chemicals are left untested. A new AI tool may solve the problem.
Mounting reports of norovirus symptoms point to a summertime outbreak, which could mean big trouble for an already struggling NHS.
Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
High tech plus ‘bucket and spade’ employed in the fight against malaria.
High-tech drones and low-tech 'bucket and spade' are helping Malawians fight malaria.
A new study has found that employing lay health workers at clinics can improve the way patients receive treatment.
Offshore wind turbine near Scotland.
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Generating less electricity with fossil fuels could help save lives.
Tighter emissions standards create costs for truck manufacturers yet provide health benefits for society. How should they be weighed?
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed steps that would reduce economic benefits to society from new regulations. An economist who worked for Presidents Clinton and Obama calls this a strategy to justify deregulation.
A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012.
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New research projects that climate change could greatly increase airborne dust levels in the southwestern US, causing higher hospital admissions and premature deaths from heart and lung ailments.
Life in the human herd is complex, and we are unavoidably inter-dependent when it comes to our health. Population health science looks at the things that cause ill-health in the first place.
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
The protection of the flu vaccine is minimal, and may not be worth it.
Research shows for every 100 healthy adults vaccinated against influenza, 99 get no benefit.