Fifteen years after Jordan Manners was killed in a Toronto school, Canada’s largest city is still struggling to curb youth violence.
Youth violence hasn’t let up in Toronto. In fact, it’s getting worse. Community members say it’s a major problem that needs a more holistic solution.
Transport is the most common reason a patient doesn’t follow their treatment regimen.
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Services such as chemotherapy are only available in tertiary hospitals located in the country’s urban centres. Transport to these hospitals can be a barrier to care.
A virology lab researcher works to develop a test that will detect the P.1 variant of the coronavirus, in São Paulo, Brazil, in March 2021.
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In open-source endowed research positions, professors release all of their intellectual property. Surveys of academics in the U.S. and Canada find most like the idea.
South Africa has seen an increase in people who smoke.
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Reductions in the affordability of cigarettes will ensure significant reductions in tobacco use.
Drug patents don’t necessarily spur companies to innovate so much as restrict access to their IP.
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The Medicines Patent Pool was created to promote public health, facilitating generic licensing for patented drugs that treat diseases predominantly affecting low- and middle-income countries.
Vendors lack proper infrastructure to ensure protection against environmental health hazards.
Vendors are continuously exposed to outdoor air pollution from traffic or automotive emissions and cooking fuels such as gas and open fires.
Handheld devices like this one, used for testing blood sugar levels, could help TB patients monitor their own drug levels.
There are several reasons that TB patients don’t or can’t adhere to their treatment.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
COVID-19 lockdowns significantly reduced access to and the provision of antiretroviral treatment services.
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The individual stories of migrant women are essential in understanding if HIV healthcare strategies and programmes are working.
Experts across the board have identified inequality as a major challenge to efforts to end AIDS.
People in prison are more at risk of TB than the general population.
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The overcrowded conditions of prisons make them a high-risk environment for the spread of infectious diseases such as TB.
Remembering to take a pill every day can be a barrier to good adherence.
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The benefit of an injectable product is that it avoids the adherence issues related to taking a pill daily.
Some countries, like Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, have been more proactive than others, but it is still hard for many to get PrEP.
Every year, hundreds are held arbitrarily in provincial jails. The Canadian government must take action to end the jailing of migrants.
Migrants and refugee claimants in immigration detention continue to face serious trauma and abuse. The federal government must take action to stop migrant detentions.
Education is important for girls’ future earning power and the promotion of their lifelong health and socioeconomic well-being.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones in conversation at Queen’s Park, the day after Ontario’s chief medical officer of health ‘strongly recommended’ mask wearing.
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In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
Many South Africans still don’t have access to safe toilets.
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Flushing toilets use around nine to 12 litres of water per flush. And that is potable water.
Here’s what needs to happen next for our health systems to cope with the latest COVID wave.
Healthy turkeys on a farm in West Newfield, Maine.
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Hunters are warned to take precautions handling wild birds, and the virus can spill over to non-avian species, so no one should approach wild animals that appear ill.
Type 2 diabetes mostly affects adults of a certain age.
Improving diabetes care in South Africa requires strong will and support from health authorities, introduction of clinical information systems, the use of technology and digital solutions.