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.
Regulations in the US and EU are intended to ensure that cosmetics and other personal-care products are safe, but the two continents approach the issue in different ways.
From miscarriages to cancer, poor regulation of cosmetics in the US have taken a devastating toll on consumers’ lives. Are European consumers any safer?
It’s estimated that tobacco use kills half of it’s consumers.
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South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
Raw sewage bubbles up in the front yard of a home in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Congress has approved billions of dollars to fix water and sewer systems across the US. But getting that money to needy communities depends on how states define a key word.
Cannabis consumption erodes mental well-being and has adverse effects on school, work, and social life.
Low birth weight is the primary cause of infant morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.
Pregnant women attending antenatal care should be asked about cooking fuels and given help to minimise prenatal biomass exposure to reduce low birth weight in Nigeria.
Many stage 4 breast cancer patients say that they don’t relate with the pink ribbon.
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October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.
Eleven percent of South African adults live with diabetes.
Most people with diabetes are poorly controlled. This makes them vulnerable to complications like eye problems, kidney disease, and even amputations.
Microscopic view of the Ebola virus.
Ebola is a highly transmissible disease but its spread can be prevented through behavioural measures.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
Obesity leads to a number of maternal and child health problems.
Despite numerous high-profile cases of workplace bullying in recent years, bullying and harassment remain widespread.
It’s clear the current workplace health and safety framework isn’t stopping people from getting bullied. It’s time to treat bullying as a public health issue and address the problem more effectively.
More EV charging hookups in public locations like garages and parking lots would prompt more drivers of color to buy EVs.
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Reducing air pollution from cars and light trucks would pay big health dividends for low-income and minority communities. A new survey shows how to get more drivers of color into electric vehicles.
Social safety is only attained when the abortion is achieved discreetly.
Girls and young women do not search for medical safety when seeking abortion care. They prioritise “social safety” to avoid prosecution and social stigma. Can self-care be a solution?
Most teens got their vape from their friends. But of those who bought their own, one-third bought it at the servo, tobacconist or convenience store.
Poor retention in health services is one of the most important reasons people interrupt HIV treatment.
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When antiretroviral therapy is working effectively, HIV cannot be transmitted. This allows people with HIV to live fuller lives without the fear of infecting others.
Medical staff prepare to enter a hospital isolation unit in western Uganda during a suspected Ebola outbreak in 2018.
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The Sudan strain of the Ebola virus has been identified in Uganda for the first time in more than a decade.
The monkeypox pandemic has seen an increase in the use of the term “men who have sex with men.”
The term ‘MSM’ allows public health interventions to gloss over the social, political and cultural complexities of identity. But it’s not without its limitations.
Routine immunisation has resulted in diseases like measles being drastically reduced.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
Life is more normal now than it has been in years, as people do away with masks and social distancing.
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President Joe Biden’s suggestion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over has led to a backlash among some experts who suggest the comment is premature – and counterproductive.