How providing information on the health risks of vaping through expert advice and personal testimonies can help steer students away from using e-cigarettes.
Loneliness and social isolation are some of the strongest predictors of poor health. But many studies informing Canada’s new alcohol guidelines don’t consider social connection at all.
Health guidelines can feel contradictory and hard to interpret. But a new star rating system should help consumers and policymakers better parse the evidence behind health risks and outcomes.
Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
Too much time sitting is linked to health risks, and also to lower quality of life. But in some contexts, such as reading, playing an instrument or socializing, sitting had positive associations.
Using random testing, researchers in Indiana were able to calculate death rates by age, race, and sex and found sharp increases in risk of death among older and non-white state residents.
BMI categories don’t give us a full picture of a person’s health risk.
Physical training before surgery — like breathing exercises or running — boosts the odds of a good outcome. Patients with surgeries postponed during COVID-19 can use the delay for ‘prehabilitation.’
Even if you exercise, sitting too much is linked to health risks from anxiety to diabetes. But this ‘invisible’ behaviour may pervade our lives even more under COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines.
Many teens and college students are continuing to hook up and attend gatherings. Peer pressure and the way younger minds interpret risk could be to blame.
The spread of coronavirus highlights the urgent need for housing for people who have nowhere to live.
The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
If you’re 45 or older and have depression, new research suggests you may need to ask for a heart check when you next see your doctor.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here’s why that can be a problem.
We still don’t know what’s behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
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Southern Africa is further south than the ends of the migration routes of ducks from Europe to East and West Africa.