A century ago, Australians were battling another pandemic, tuberculosis, with public health measures many will find familiar today.
France says one metre, Spain says two. But what really constitutes a safe distance when it comes to COVID-19?
This winter, the field of respiratory viruses will be crowded.
It causes fever, a dry cough, shortness of breath. Outbreaks are frequently deadly. It's not COVID-19, and it could be waiting in your workplace after lockdown.
Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
As lockdowns have came into effect around the world, air pollution has plummeted.
The Tubeho Neza programme has showed that it is possible to provide interventions against major diseases to vulnerable households.
Traffic congestion causes more problems than just being stuck in traffic. There are real effects on the health, quality of life and wallets of taxpayers.
A woman recently died from Legionnaires' disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Asthma affects around 339 million people worldwide. A new drug promises to lower risks of asthma attack and may eventually allow patients to reduce their dependence on steroids.
Illness often strikes when you’re stressed at work, not sleeping properly, or you’ve been out partying a little too much. Here's why.
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
Smoking ban in Bangladesh isn't working, and children are paying the price.
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
We're seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.
If you have a blocked or runny nose, chances are you'll reach for a tissue or hanky for a good blow. But is your technique up to scratch?
Rising temperatures affect people living in the developing world differently to those living in Europe and North America.
Exposure to harmful agents inside the home can have profound effects on our health. After all, we spend an average of 16 hours a day at home – and even more when aged under seven and over 64.