Many Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by NCDs. Annually, 28 million people die from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, representing nearly 75 percent of deaths from NCDs globally.
Avoiding the flu or catching a cold in the winter months can be tough, but there is something you can do in addition to getting the flu shot and washing your hands. Relax. There's strong evidence that stress affects the immune system and can make you more susceptible to infections.
Many symptoms of the common cold and respiratory allergies can overlap, leaving patients confused as to the best course of treatment. However, there are some simple ways to tell these conditions apart.
The interesting fact that this pope is using his stature and visibility to raise topics such as individual and collective responsibility for our life on the planet is something worth paying attention to.
New therapies to fix the leakiness of blood vessels in patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and Ebola virus infections, have the potential to save many lives.
Tens of thousands of premature babies were at great risk of acquiring a potentially deadly disease, all because of the actions of a committee of doctors who appeared motivated more by cost than by medicine.
The Obama administration has been on the right side of the law and the science on strong clean air protections which are now under attack in Congress. So why is it yielding to industry pressure on this important standard?
Ignoring the health implications of Brown's vote is equivalent to someone saying they voted to lower the age for buying cigarettes, not because they want kids to get lung disease but because it's good for commerce.