Health News

Coming out as bisexual linked to smoking

A new survey identifies one LGB+ group that is more likely to start smoking cigarettes after coming out. Previous research suggests that LGB+ individuals are more likely to smoke cigarettes. However, a new study from the School of Public Health at Boston University (BU), MA, looks more closely at sexual identity and smoking. The research […]

Health News

What explains Africa’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

In this opinion piece, Prof. Agnes Binagwaho, M.D., MPEd, Ph.D. — vice-chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Kigali, Rwanda — and her research associate Kedest Mathewos explain why African countries fared much better than their Western counterparts in the fight against COVID-19. In 2019, the Global Health Security Index ranked countries according […]

Health News

How to get rid of skin tags: 8 natural home remedies

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Here’s our process. Skin tags are harmless growths, and as many as half of all adults may be affected. The tags cause no medical complications, but they may be bothersome. Of […]

Health News

COVID-19: Cellphone data reveals ‘superspreader’ venues

A model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests that a small number of venue types, such as restaurants, hotels, and religious venues, account for the majority of infections. The model also helps explain why infections disproportionately affect people living in deprived areas. Almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, there remains […]

Health News

US election 2020: The importance of sexual and reproductive rights

Nadine Dirks is an intersectional feminist, writer, and advocate for sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In this opinion piece, she shares her views on unsafe abortions as a public health issue. Researchers have referred to unsafe abortions as a “preventable pandemic” — one that affects the health and lives of women, transgender people, and […]

Health News

How Black veterans experience racial bias in mental healthcare

New research shines a light on how Black veterans receiving treatment for mental health issues perceive and experience racial bias in a healthcare context. A new study highlights how Black veterans perceive their experiences of accessing treatment for mental health issues. The authors of the study, which appears in the journal Patient Education and Counseling, […]

Health News

Why social distancing is key in containing the new coronavirus

Researchers say that SARS-CoV-2’s rapid spread is likely due to the movements of people with no or very mild symptoms — namely, those who are unaware that they even have the virus. That is why social distancing is such an important containment measure, they explain. One of the main questions on scientists’ and public health […]