COVID restrictions measures caused major disruptions to people’s lives.
African countries must take bold actions to repair their health systems and make them more resilient.
Women who have children over a long time lose more teeth.
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More attention should be given to the oral health of women during the reproductive years, in particular those who have many children.
Dairy, meats and eggs can get risky when left in warm conditions.
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Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
It is illegal for people under 21 to smoke e-cigarettes like Juuls, but adult use has come under scrutiny, too.
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E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.
A factor holding back African research is the lack of strong collaborative networks between African laboratories and institutions.
Drug discovery research in Africa receives modest but essential international funding through philanthropic foundations and selected pharmaceutical companies.
Dirty fuels are still popular in large parts of Africa.
In urbanising communities in sub-Saharan Africa, women cooking primarily with charcoal and wood had approximately 50% higher odds of likely depression than those cooking with gas.
Belfast needs to rid its infrastructure of lead water pipes and raise public awareness of the serious health issues caused by excess levels of lead in the water.
Talking about vaccines with trusted health care providers and with family can help wade through the sea of information – and misinformation.
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With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
The seriousness of an epidemic is a function of several factors, including the degree of contagiousness and potential for rapid spread.
A lab technician in Spain picks up a reactive to test suspected monkeypox samples.
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The new name for monkeypox must be aligned with best practices in naming of infectious diseases to avoid the uninformed negative narrative that associates diseases with regions.
The mental health of mothers has important implications for children and families.
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Maternal mental health conditions are a reflection of harmful social and economic factors that plague women in general.
What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.
B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson holds a copy of exemption documents that enable British Columbia to decriminalize possession of small amounts of ‘hard’ drugs for personal use. B.C.’s bold experiment will be closely watched as a comparator with other progressive jurisdictions.
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British Columbia’s bold experiment provides an opportunity to implement more balance in Canadian drug policy, and a more principled withdrawal from the war on drugs.
One of the first babies born in the year 2020 on 1 January 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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The factors associated with death in mother and baby included low education in the mother, lack of antenatal care, referral from another facility.
When it comes to men’s health strategies, New Zealand has fallen behind countries like Mongolia, Iran and Malaysia. In Men’s Health Week it’s time to ask: what is the plan to save men’s lives?
It’s one thing to get ‘likes’ on a video of a cute dog or a photo of your weekend adventures – but another to create content that fosters understanding of complex topics.
Molecular research like that conducted at the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in Nigeria is key to medical breakthroughs.
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Molecular research is expensive, but worth it because of the burden of disease that it could relieve.
With mask mandates and vaccine requirements lifting, public health information remains crucial so people can weigh their own COVID-19 risks.
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To help people make informed decisions about ongoing COVID-19 risks, public health messaging needs to adapt as the pandemic evolves, just as immune systems adapt to new viruses and variants.
Electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles isolated in 2003 in the United States from human samples (left, mature, oval viruses; right, immature, round viruses).
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This is not the first time that the monkeypox virus has spread beyond Africa, its continent of origin. But the current epidemic is unprecedented for a number of reasons.
Chest x-rays are more sensitive for screening for TB.
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We expected to find that screening everybody for TB would identify individuals not yet diagnosed, and treating them quickly would reduce the prevalence of TB in the community.