Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
Why is there such a wide difference in projections for how much COVID-19 will spread? An expert in disease modeling explains what models can and cannot do.
A rare disease is one that affects less that five in 10,000 people. There are about 7,000 known rare diseases.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
Smallpox is the only disease to be eradicated through sustained human effort. Many of these volunteers were women who defied social norms to save lives in India.
It's increasingly difficult to manage diseases in inner cities.
Despite the fact that rare diseases aren't actually so rare, it appears they suffer from a branding problem in Canada.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
Why are some animals resistant to waterborne disease? A reader wants to know.
One year after the end of the West African Ebola epidemic, a study of survivors in Guinea shows what has been learned about the deadly virus, and what remains unknown.
A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to revitalise 24 communities in Fiji and Indonesia.
The rhetoric of racial purity is full of suggestive terms like illness, weakening and dilution. These imply the medicalisation of the nation.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.