The Badwater Ultra-marathon bills itself as the world’s toughest, covering 217 km from Death Valley National Park to Mount Whitney, California
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The deadly toll of last month's mountain race in Gansu province, China, has shaken competitors and fans alike. But is the sport dangerous?
Managing your social media activity can have positive outcomes on your health.
The pandemic has people spending more time online for school, socializing and work. To maintain a healthy relationship with social media, people should manage their online time and activities.
Care has come a long way.
Parkinson’s results from the deterioration of neurons in part of the brain called the basal ganglia.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Weight stigma occurs in many developed countries, not just the U.S. and often has devastating consequences.
Negative attitudes about people with larger body sizes or higher weight are consistent across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Empty stores and restaurants in Beverly Hills, California, closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
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By under-promising and over-delivering, Grant Robertson has pulled off a budget that displeases the fewest people.
The health of your teeth has a major effect on your body.
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?
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?
The Food and Drug Administration on May 10, 2021, granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents.
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Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
Lower fertility was linked to poorer health outcomes for both men and women.
Our study found that the longer it took a person to conceive, the poorer their health was in later life.
Fire in one part of a community can contaminate the water system used by other residents, as Santa Rosa, California, discovered after the Tubbs Fire.
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An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers.
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Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Our research looked at deaths in Australia between 1968 and 2018. While more people tend to die in winter than summer, this gap is narrowing – and that's a worry.
With great expectations come great challenges, and one of the biggest facing the new Health NZ agency will be rebuilding a collaborative ethos in the sector.
Health workers fumigate Lagos streets during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria.
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It's common to find medical doctors providing supportive health services and in the process getting distracted from their main clinical job concerns.
Ethicists disagree on whether people are morally obligated to take small actions that – on their own – contribute only slightly to the collective good.
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A moral philosopher explains why the ethics of getting or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are more complex than it might seem.