In low-income countries, tobacco use is often associated with lower income and less education. These users can’t afford to pay for counselling and medication.
Grey seals are now common in the UK – but their status remains fragile.
Most of us have heard of the dangers of deforestation but there are other more subtle ways that human beings can endanger monkeys, apes and lemurs.
Cholera has persisted longer in Africa largely due to worsening hygiene and sanitation situations in urban areas.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
Marginalised or minority groups seem to suffer the most from heat-related deaths and disease.
So-called ‘forever chemicals’ are in many of the everyday products we use.
‘Point-of-care manufacture’ of advanced therapies is already being used in hospitals in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and the US.
COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
If you found the COVID pandemic affected you differently to your friends, it could be down to your DNA.
Cell cultures have shown promise in representing diseases. The Petri dish is not as different from a sick person as one might think.
Father Damien’s legacy has inspired health providers and humanitarians for over a century.
Churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
A robust body of research finds that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy is safe and effective – and the best way to protect both mother and child from the risks of COVID-19.
The study found that short amounts of weekly resistance exercise lowered risk of premature death from many different diseases by around 10-20%.
Extra virgin olive oil contains polyphenols, which studies have linked to a range of different health benefits.
Ageing is the single biggest risk factor for developing multimorbidity.
Manufacturing is just one part of the vaccine ecosystem. It’s the health system that delivers vaccines and people must be willing to take them.
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
A new study puts numbers to the health and environmental benefits – or impacts – of individual foods and shows how small changes can make a significant difference.