Criminalising suicide directs resources towards punishment which has no significant deterrent effect.
As is the case in other conflict and war situations, it was difficult to collect public data. So we examined tweets to understand what topics were being discussed.
Increased funding for healthcare system would help the government quell incessant doctors’ strikes .
Greater urgency is needed in the response to pandemics, to end AIDS and to end COVID-19.
These discoveries could help us treat a variety of conditions in the future – including chronic pain.
Epidemics do not require the total eradication of the disease to end.
Domestic dogs have been shown to be the only species necessary to maintain rabies across most of Africa. This means that dog vaccination should control the disease in all species.
Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kala-azar, already one of the most neglected diseases on the planet, is in danger of becoming even more neglected.
The core of the objections, whether they are about vaccinations, lockdowns, social distancing, or mask wearing, seems to concern an apparent erosion of personal liberty.
Making small changes daily can help prevent weight gain in the long run.
Medications to treat COVID-19 are in no way a substitute for the vaccine. But under the right circumstances, some show great promise for helping patients.
The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
When the UK’s red list is considered at a more granular level, the difficulties become immediately apparent.
Almost all the people in the study were experiencing feelings like anxiety, worry, anger, boredom or frustration.
Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding has increased across all countries but few are likely to meet the 2030 goal of 70%.
Between May 2020 and early September 2021, over a quarter of a million more people have died from natural causes than was predicted for that time period.
Sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis can provide ideal conditions for HIV infection in women. A new test aims to detect these conditions even when women don’t show symptoms.