It's much easier for people to access fatty, salty food than it is to find healthier options.
The grim facts are undisputed: the current Ebola outbreak is expanding, largely unabated.
The collective public health of Canada, the United States and Mexico will take a hit if the new NAFTA becomes law.
From tackling the opioid crisis to preventing pandemic flu, a strong public health infrastructure is essential. Proposed cuts in Ontario will be disastrous.
Air quality in the US has improved greatly since 1990, but a new report finds progress stalling in some cities. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back air pollution controls.
Light pollution comes with numerous problems.
Most cancer research has been done in Europe, there's minimal data on African populations.
There's an apparent emerging Doug Ford doctrine in Ontario of short-term gain for long-term pain. It threatens to embed long-term structural costs for the province and its taxpayers.
The experience from African experts is vital in the search for new and better ways to control malaria.
Avoiding malaria could be as simple as "ABCD" if the proper care is taken.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Diseases like cholera are among the many health crises Cyclone Idai has created.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.
Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
The flood waters caused by Cyclone Idai have receded. But in some ways, the problems for many of the countries affected, are just beginning.
As the measles outbreaks spread, public health officials are trying different measures to curb it. Yet there are limits to what they can do as they balance community safety and personal freedom.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
Copious amounts of time spent looking at screens is likely affecting our health – so why aren't we doing anything about it?