California’s Central Valley has some of the worst fine particle pollution in the U.S. due to farming and other sources.
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Reducing particle pollution can save thousands of lives, but states need more data to inform better controls. An atmospheric scientist explains what data and actions are needed.
The most important factor for disease risk is exposure – you actually have to inhale asbestos fibres to be at risk of disease. But asbestos needs to be treated with caution.
Too often government policy is not designed with the long-term in mind. Instead, short-term economic outcomes and political gains are prioritised - to the detriment of public health.
Large industrial facilities like this oil refinery outside Houston are major sources of fine particulate air pollution.
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On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.
Researchers capturing data in the Wits Agincourt Data Sciences and Innovation Hub.
Agincourt, the University of the Witwatersrand’s rural research centre 500km from Johannesburg, has documented the lives of 120,000 people over decades.
The health care world has changed a lot in 40 years, but Medicare hasn’t. Here are three areas for radical forms to the system that will achieve its aims of universal health care for all Australians.
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If the scheme isn’t successful, some people may continue using illicit vapes, or to switch to traditional cigarettes.
Interstate 5 near downtown San Diego, US.
From lit-up orbs to bland office blocks, cities are full of buildings that people do or do not like. What really shapes how they live – for better or for worse – is urban planning.
Early products focused on tanning. Others roasted you like a chicken. Which of these claims can you remember?
Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs Chair Senator David Richards and Deputy Chair Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu at a news conference releasing the committee’s report on the need for psychedelic-assisted therapy for veterans on Nov. 8, 2023 in Ottawa.
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One in seven Canadian veterans is living with PTSD. Developing a psychedelics research program for veterans should be a public health priority.
Public health measures such as vaccine and mask mandates, lockdowns and school closures have been widely discussed in scientific and popular media.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic fades, we may debate whether public health responses could have been better. But first we need to understand what public health errors are — and are not.
Australia is planning for a very hot summer, which will have far-reaching consequences for many people. It’s time governments took this more seriously and, importantly, took action.
Access to life-saving HIV prevention medications varies by race and other sociodemographic factors.
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Two-thirds of new HIV infections are among gay and bisexual men. Although cases have decreased among white men, they have stagnated among communities of color.
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Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of public health physician and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Umaru Shehu.
One fan died and others reported burns at the Swift concert. And we’re going to see similar incidents at future concerns if we don’t start planning for extreme weather.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral best known for its role in strengthening our teeth and making them more resistant to decay.
Kids jump on a trampoline as steam rises from a coal power plant in Adamsville, Ala., in 2021.
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The longest-running study of its kind reviewed death records in the path of pollution from coal-fired power plants. The numbers are staggering − but also falling fast as US coal plants close.
A wounded Palestinian girl receives treatment at the Nasser Hospital in the Gaza Strip.
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High levels of diarrhea, scabies and respiratory infections have been reported as bombing campaign progresses – and children are the most vulnerable.
As the virus continues to mutate, COVID vaccines are updated. This brings us to the latest announcement about the new ‘monovalent’ vaccines.
The sum is greater than the parts when researchers build an ensemble from multiple coordinated but independent models.
Policymakers rely on models during uncertain times to figure out how their choices could affect the future. Over the pandemic, an ensemble of many COVID-19 models outperformed any one alone.