0000-0002-8715-2896Sarah Borg is a junior medical doctor trained in Adelaide, Australia with a Master of Public Health from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently working as an intern in the
0000-0002-8715-2896 Dr Simon Hew is a medical doctor from Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Medical research. He is a regular reviewer and contributor to research involving tech in health practice, including
0000-0002-8715-2896 What is the purpose of public health? Public health is a societal approach to protecting and improving the health and well-being of populations (1). Rather than focus on the health of individuals – that’s
0000-0002-8715-2896 Despite the MMR vaccine controversy resulting from a series of now discredited studies linking the vaccine with autism, childhood vaccination rates remain high in the United States. In 2013, 92% of children aged 19
0000-0002-8715-2896 Dr Luke Allen is a physician and global health policy researcher at the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention. As the world prepares for a month of overindulgence, he explores the
0000-0002-8715-2896 Ed Note: Today, we’re happy to welcome Jenn Lau to the blog. More information about Jenn can be found at the bottom of this post. Picture from Flickr user Pascal (pasukaru76). Click for source.
0000-0002-8715-2896 In the Northern hemisphere, cold and flu season usually strikes in late fall and early winter. Both are really unpleasant, but can’t be treated by antibiotics because viruses cause the common cold and influenza.
0000-0002-8715-2896 The best findings in science aren’t the ones that make you go “cool!” they’re the ones that make you go “huh?” A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported a strange and
0000-0002-8715-2896 Yesterday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified processed meat as a cause of cancer in humans (‘carcinogenic to humans’, a Group 1 carcinogen) and red meat as a probable cause of