Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
The collapse of Venezuela's public health system has terrible consequences inside the country, but it also is giving rise to mosquito-borne viruses that could spread to nearby countries.
In countries where health systems are limited, collaboration between traditional healers and health professionals may help fill the gaps.
The World Health Organization has made bold progress by including many tests for non-communicable diseases on its new 'Essential Diagnostics List.'
At least half the food eaten by the first Australians came from plants. And in terms of medicines, many different parts of plants were used.
As rain continues to fall in Kenya, national and county governments must put measures in place to prevent a Rift Valley fever outbreak.
Traditional Aboriginal healers are recognised as having special facilities for healing in childhood and are encouraged to develop their skills. They are often taught by their grandparents.
There are numerous examples of the havoc infectious diseases can play on communities that have not previously been exposed to them.
Headlines that 70% of women with breast cancer don't need chemo need to be heeded with caution: it's a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.
A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.
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