Global climate is changing rapidly. This has a range of public health implications.
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As the Earth warms up the malaria vector will develop faster, allowing them to breed faster, bite more frequently and expand into formerly unsuitable habitats.
Infectious diseases like COVID-19 top the list of health concerns.
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The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime.
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People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
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Natural disasters associated with climate change put people at risk of injury and death, and alter the prevalence and distribution of illnesses and infectious diseases.
80% of malaria deaths are in children younger than five.
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There are many reasons that malaria is so persistent in Africa. Four of them are poverty, human movement, resistance and climate change.
A new report predicts child obesity could reduce Australian life expectancy by more than four years. Here’s why you should be a little skeptical.
Marginalised or minority groups seem to suffer the most from heat-related deaths and disease.
Media literacy can help you tell the difference between real and false news.
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Researchers identified a connection between low levels of media literacy and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in people who consume their news via social media.
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
Whether a wastewater sample is taken at the street level or a treatment plant affects the size of the group of people it represents.
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Public health officials monitor sewage in local communities to track COVID, polio, flu and more. But no one asks the people being monitored for their permission – raising some questions and concerns.
The first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, was approved by the WHO in 2021.
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For a malaria vaccine to have an impact, health promotion is key. Awareness campaigns must address safety concerns and emphasise expected positive impacts.
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Collaboration and good working relationships are crucial for community-based ambulance services to work.
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We’ve learned much from large COVID outbreaks linked to the Ruby Princess and Diamond Princess cruise ships early in the pandemic. But there’s still some way to go.
The pandemic and a health workers’ strike disrupted essential health services.
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Outpatient visits, screening and diagnostic services, and child immunisation were particularly negatively affected.
A family of African elephants walk through the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.
Political and social instability in the country, as seen in frequent mass protests and xenophobia, threaten the flow of African tourists.
Women need to be involved at every level of decision-making.
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As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
Winnie Ngwekasi Primary School in Soweto, South Africa. Public schools have been under pressure since this picture was taken in 2009.
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The real value of basic education and criminal justice services in South Africa has fallen over the past decade. Healthcare budgets too have been under increasing pressure.
Breast cancer is curable, provided it is detected early and treated promptly.
Lesotho Revolution for Prosperity party leader Sam Matekane (centre), Alliance of Democrats deputy leader Professor Ntoi Rapapa (L) and Movement for Economic Change leader Selibe Mochoboroane.
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The new governing coalition enters office amid euphoria and excitement. There are great expectations it will end corruption and fix the ailing economy.
The unfolding crisis will only worsen the situation in Tigray.
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Since the war broke out, some healthcare workers have lost their jobs, others have been displaced, wounded, threatened or killed.