Keep as little food as possible in your fridge and freezer.
The era of stocking pantries and keeping our fridges and freezers full is over.
Energy poverty puts people’s health and wellbeing at risk, but many vulnerable households go undetected. Trusted intermediaries, such as doctors and community workers, can help solve this problem.
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COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic have increased our attention on how individuals and systems cope with stress-inducing shocks.
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The proposed law reinforces unscientific conversion practices – or so-called reparative therapies – that don’t work.
Used cars that get exported from places like Europe, Japan and the U.S. are most often shipped to countries in Africa where they are resold.
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Older imported cars pose risks to motorists and spew pollution. Some countries, including Ghana, are taking steps to limit the harms of this piece of the vehicle life cycle.
For much of the 20th century, Americans were used to seeing people bearing the signs of past polio infection.
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Polio vaccines have been a massive public health victory in the US. But purely celebratory messaging overlooks the ongoing threat if vaccination rates fall.
Afrigen, a biotechnology company based in Cape Town, South Africa was recently visited by WHO DG Dr Tedros.
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Africa has come a long way, in the post-COVID era, in boosting the morale around local production investments among local and foreign companies. But more is needed.
Lagos residents use art to draw attention to the gaps in the prevention and treatment of malaria. According to UNICEF, over 1,000 children under the age of 5 catch malaria every day.
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Nigeria must do more to reduce its high malaria burden.
A factory producing insecticidal bed nets in Arusha, Tanzania.
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There have been disruptions. But national malaria control programmes have shown impressive resilience.
The degree to which Canadians support effective international co-operation, as essential to future pandemic preparedness and response, will shape Canada’s positioning on the draft international pandemic treaty.
As negotiations for an international pandemic treaty get underway, public engagement is in the best interests of Canadians. Here is how the federal government is consulting affected populations.
In healthcare facilities prevention of the sepsis include practising appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
Many infections, including bacterial, fungal and viral infections can lead to sepsis and septic shock.
According to the WHO, the global cholera situation has deteriorated.
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Rahima Moosa Hospital caters for a very large number of women and children. The large patient numbers and high burden of care have a negative impact on the hospital.
Countries around the world were not prepared to respond to COVID-19.
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A new global dataset shows there is no clear global increase of infectious disease outbreaks over time. And it can suggest which countries would most likely be affected by an outbreak.
Health extension workers in Ethiopia have had a measurable impact on interconnected challenges such as child marriage, teenage pregnancy, and school dropout.
People can get infections sooner and we now have a mix of variants in the population. Reinfections will likely become more common and the infection rate will rise.
Criminalisation of medical judgment may interfere with appropriate medical decision making.
The numbers showed a wide variation in coverage in different geographic regions.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa are three times higher than the global average.
The most common fakes tend to be the most popular medicines: painkillers, antibiotics.
Being able to tell the difference between good quality medicines and fakes can be a matter of life and death.
A deep injection well used for disposal of fracking wastewater in Kern County, Calif.
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Fracking for oil and gas uses millions of pounds of chemicals, some of which are toxic or carcinogenic. Two researchers summarize what companies have disclosed and call for more transparency.