It's not all about eating leafy green vegetables and working out: Living and working conditions have a profound impact on our health. So why are politicians avoiding taking action?
Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Perhaps the expert handling of the Fukushima nuclear leak could provide a template for what to do next.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
The response to the latest ebola outbreak in the DRC has been rapid, well coordinated and well resourced.
The DRC has developed good systems to diagnose Ebola. But it's surveillance systems are still weak.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
The truth about harms on alcohol labels may not be good for the alcohol industry, but it could be good your health.
The government has announced funding to combat loneliness in the elderly.
To give the best chance for science to have an impact, we need to present our arguments to the public in the most convincing ways we have available. Applied psychology can help.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
Michigan officials have ended distribution of free bottled water in Flint, but many residents believe the city's water crisis is not over and have lost all trust in government.
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
All around us, the places we inhabit send us physical and visual cues that influence our behaviour. Good design can tilt the balance so our surroundings help us act in ways that fulfil our needs.
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
Researchers found stark differences in child mental health and infant mortality rates, depending on whether immigrant mothers were covered by inclusive policies or not.
Malaria elimination in Malawi is lagging because research isn't being used properly.
Research into Queensland's Darling Downs area has found social stress caused by housing pressure, population shifts and the 'two-speed economy' of coal seam gas.
Influenza is an important cause of severe respiratory illness in Kenya especially among children below two years of age.
The connections between city planning and health are many and varied, but getting health objectives integrated into all aspects of planning in New South Wales has been a long struggle.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.