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Bypassing planning regulations is likely to have impacts on social inequity and wellbeing that could prove very costly for both governments and people.
A massive dust storm billows across the western desert of Iraq on April 26, 2005.
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Desert dust storms are increasingly picking up materials like sewage, herbicides and other human-made waste and transporting them on tiny particles that are easy to inhale.
It’s challenging for hospitals in Nigeria to optimally use antibiotics.
The challenge of antimicrobial resistance is global, but low- and medium-income countries like Nigeria face particular challenges.
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Tony Blair has called on ministers to tighten food regulation, including adding levies to foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
BA.2.86 is beginning to spread throughout the United States.
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Researchers still don’t know how well BA.2.86 will evade immunity or whether it will cause more severe disease than its predecessors.
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A new report spans more than 300 peer-reviewed studies to present a comprehensive summary of the risks the industry creates for people’s health and wellbeing, as well as for the planet.
Reducing carbon emissions will promote health and development in Zimbabwe. Zinyange Auntony/ AFP/
Zimbabwe’s climate action plan is on track to check emissions and promote development. Other countries can learn from it.
Waterways and communities for miles around Idaho’s Bunker Hill mine were contaminated with lead after the 1973 fire.
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A fire and decades of silver and lead mining created the largest contiguous Superfund site in the nation in what today is one of the fastest-growing states. It includes popular Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Governments spend billions of dollars every year to encourage us to take up private cover. But our research shows this does little to reduce pressure on the public system.
People living with HIV need support from family and friends to overcome stigma.
When people living with HIV in Nigeria receive support from close friends, they are less likely to experience stigma and associated poor health outcomes.
Maternal death rates are higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.
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Black women died during or soon after pregnancy at higher rates than any other racial group in every year from 1999 to 2019. American Indian and Alaska Native women had the greatest increase in risk during this period.
Political tribalism has severely hampered genuine action on climate change and developing more environmentally just practices and standards.
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Dealing with climate change requires us to address not just our carbon emissions but also the disconnection with ourselves and our planet which fuels ecological destruction.
Telemedicine helps women avoid the stigma of abortion.
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Remote medical care gives privacy and no travel is necessary. What’s needed now is better access to technology. Language barriers also need to be broken down
Ghana’s national healthcare system is designed for all. But there are pitfalls.
Ghana’s public health insurance scheme was designed to provide basic care for all. But in reality those who would rather pay upfront than enrol get better treatment.
Living your life in air-conditioned comfort can actually put you more at risk from heat. Here’s why the age-old tradition of a midday nap could help.
People wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montréal in June 2021. Attitudes toward COVID-19 guidance evolved over the course of the pandemic.
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During the pandemic, it was common for politicians to explain their COVID-19 policies by saying they were ‘just following the science.’ Such claims can be misleading about both science and government.
Researchers asked more than 350 adults to weigh themselves daily or weekly. They found a yo-yo pattern of weight gain over festive periods and cooler months.
Homelessness charity Shelter stages a protest in Westminster, highlighting the slow progress of the Renters (Reform) Bill, which promised to abolish Section 21 eviction notices.
Without state investment, strategic consideration and political support, the lessons learned since the start of the pandemic on the importance to society of a place to call home will be lost.
Packaging excavated radioactive materials at the Hanford site in Washington state.
Nuclear weapons production and testing contaminated many sites across the US and exposed people unknowingly to radiation and toxic materials. Some have gone uncompensated for decades.
It is clear that some public trust in public health, science and government has been lost in Canada and around the world.
Now is the time to learn from the COVID-19 response through an action-oriented independent inquiry focused on accountability. Reforms to data generation, access and use are essential.