We need to investigate the overall health effects of vaccines.
Millions of young children get malaria. These two got it in 2010.
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There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province.
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Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there's been violence for years
Timing is everything when it comes to making a decision about declaring a disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Recommended salt intake levels should be lowered further, despite previous contradictory research.
Not all disease is easy to spot.
It seems like an easy question, until you take a closer look. Then things get messy.
A worker of the Democratic Republic of Congo Health Ministry checks people’s temperature in Goma.
Ebola has now now spread to Goma – a city of 2m people.
A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Monasticism developed, in part, because people were seeking silence.
Monasticism developed in part because people were seeking the solace of quiet places But finding solitude was a struggle. And many realized that true silence could be found only within.
When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country's government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
World Health Organisation guidelines on screen time lack nuance.
Malaria detection campaign in the Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé.
Malaria is prevalent in developing countries. Epigenetics may be the key to finding its Achilles heel.
Human milk banks collect, pasteurise, test, store, and distribute donated breastmilk.
The WHO has called for the global scale-up of human milk banks.
A girl takes her tuberculosis medication under the supervision of a health worker in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
Filipinos hold a funeral march for Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed during a police anti-drug operation on August 16 2017.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.