For many reasons, drug users are shifting from the use of conventional psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin to pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes.
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
QAnon refers to the online community that believes in conspiracy theories about Donald Trump and the so-called deep state, and is spreading harmful misinformation about COVID-19.
Massive COVID-19 rapid testing is starting this week in the several cities and regencies of coronavirus hot spot of Jakarta, West Java and Banten focusing on vulnerable groups.
Citizens around the world look warily at the rates of illnesses and deaths at home and abroad as the economic effects of COVID-19 start to hit.
The problematical body-mass index method of measuring fatness means the number of people who are obese has been seriously underestimated.
Concerned about rising cases and spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science has called on government to declare it a national health emergency.
Airport public health officials have got better at screening at ports of entry especially for international arrivals.
When done properly, a simulation exercise is a useful tool for evaluating preparedness for a public health emergency.
The web or network of exposed people can quickly grow from one case if steps aren't taken early to avoid further onward transmission.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
The global target to eradicate polio is being missed because a number of countries are struggling to reach high vaccine coverage.
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.
Opioids kill an average of eight people every day in Canada. The federal government must officially declare this a 'public welfare emergency' and invest the funds critical to a humane response.
A strike by Kenyan nurses points to the country's failure to manage the devolution of responsibility for health care from national to county governments.
Unhealthy food corporations use various tactics to undermine public health policies aimed at tackling the scourge of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
Without leading edge innovations and coordination, Canadians will die from the epidemic of antibiotic resistant infections.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.