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The Badwater Ultra-marathon bills itself as the world’s toughest, covering 217 km from Death Valley National Park to Mount Whitney, California REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonREUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Ultramarathon running: how safe is the sport?

The deadly toll of last month's mountain race in Gansu province, China, has shaken competitors and fans alike. But is the sport dangerous?
Men cross the front of the still smoking lava rocks from an eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo on May 23, 2021 in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. GUERCHOM NDEBO/AFP via Getty Images

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time

Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its fast-moving lava. It can flow at a speed of about 100km per hour.
The long-term health effects in professional contact sports have come under global scrutiny since the 2015 $1 billion lawsuit filed by former professional American football players against the NFL. Shutterstock

Rugby, concussions and duty of care: why the game is facing scrutiny

Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
Many school nurses are taking on even more responsibilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images

School nurses have a big job – is 1 for every 750 kids really enough?

A school nurse's caseload can vary dramatically based on a school's size and the number of students dealing with chronic disease, poverty, housing insecurity and many other concerns.
The health of your teeth has a major effect on your body. Rudy Fargo/Unsplash

The truth about tooth decay

Cavity-free teeth depend on many factors, and heredity may not be the most important.
As for-profit corporations, should dating apps be taking care of us? Should they act as health authorities? (Shutterstock)

Relationships during a pandemic: How dating apps have adapted to COVID-19

Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person... How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?

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