Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
Being indoors with other people is a recipe for spreading the coronavirus. But removing airborne particles through proper ventilation and air filtration can reduce some of that risk.
More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.
The pandemic is bringing up tough new questions as parents and grandparents develop advance care plans. Here's how to start the conversation.
Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
Australia has a huge opportunity to design a recovery strategy that strengthens our resilience to future shocks and ensures the country’s long-term, sustainable prosperity.
Cyberattacks on Australian healthcare facilities are on the rise.
Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it's far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
African countries need multi-sectoral approaches to tackle food insecurity.
COVID-19 and holiday family gatherings are not a good pair. But taking the right precautions before, during and after the family gets together can greatly reduce coronavirus risk this holiday season.
Air pollution can weaken people's respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems, leaving them more vulnerable when they get COVID-19.
The detailed work of making the End of Life Choice Act work in practice now begins, including the decision about how assisted dying will be funded.
A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
To effectively control COVID-19 and prevent a future pandemic, Nigeria needs to start investing heavily in science research.
Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.