Hives are an allergic reaction and can sometimes be a sign of a more serious immune response.
What prompts healthy volunteers to take part in clinical research? And how are they protected?
It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.
What is ‘structured water’ (aka hexagonal water, EZ water, or H3O2)? You might see people advertising it, but it’s not a real thing.
The size of food images on product packaging plays a key role in exacerbating diet-related illnesses and obesity.
Climate adaptation, digital transformation and geopolitical shifts are among the ‘megatrends’ Australia must navigate to thrive in the coming decades.
Drinking a cup of coffee means ingesting a complex mixture of chemicals. Research has given us mixed messaging about whether coffee is beneficial or harmful.
Legislation now entering parliament aims to make Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Forecast effects show huge potential health gains, especially for Māori.
Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
New research on young, healthy humans found the body begins overheating when exposed to temperatures and humidity lower than previously believed.
Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
Offering free pregnancy tests, sonograms and counseling, the pregnancy help movement maintains more than 2,700 resource centers throughout the United States.
By a 6 to 3 majority, the Supreme Court decided to overrule the landmark Roe decision and end almost 50 years of access to abortion being a constitution right.
Scholars explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion is likely to affect women’s health.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is reexamining the health effects of bisphenol A. A chemist explains why BPA is in plastics and why it’s hard to find a safe replacement.
The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act comes into force soon but it doesn’t recognise the basic right to health, meaning the government is less accountable for delivering on its obligations.
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?
During heatwaves, the highest temperatures are often found in urbanized areas. Small green spaces are often overlooked as a way to cool urban areas.