In Canada, women represent 47% of family physicians, but they have 23% higher odds of experiencing burnout than their male colleagues.
A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that running can reduce the risk of death at a given point in time.
The World Health Organization has announced the eradication of one of the last two strains of polio. Mass immunisation has almost wiped out this crippling disease.
Images from flyovers can help to identify areas where the 200 million sufferers of schistosomiasis are infected. The disease causes bloody urine and stool and abdominal pain, and can dama...
This new technique stretches out MRI scans of placentas so they can be more accurately analyzed, and shows the potential of MRI for pregnancy monitoring.
Artificial intelligence can improve the quality of optoacoustic imaging, researchers report. This technique is used to visualize blood vessels, study brain activity, characterize skin les...
Most of the world’s maternal deaths occur in low and lower-middle income countries, but they could be prevented. Here's how.
Optimistic predictions for the future drawn from experts around the world.
From limitless spider silk to vaccines, biofoundries take advantage of nature's incredible capacity for building.
A government campaign has successfully tackled the country's toilet problem 'before the flush' – now the focus is on better and more adaptable sewage infrastructure
A study in South Africa has highlighted how unhealthy ageing takes its toll on health and income. But strong social policies can promote healthy ageing and protect the economic well-being...
In a bid to improve the health and wellbeing of its schoolchildren, California has passed a new law which prevents schools from starting their day before 8am.
Population ageing is driven by three principal forces: declining fertility, increasing longevity, and the progression of large-sized cohorts to older ages.
The robot's functions include daily conversations to give patients tips, medication reminders, and information on their condition all while relaying relevant data to care providers.
Co-lead by the Rockefeller Foundation, the $100 million project uses data analytics and plans to target communities and families in India and Uganda who are most at risk.