Health

General:

Planetary health: a new science for exceptional action    The need for a global health ethic

Human and planetary health: toward a common language    UNDP Planetary Health        

WHO, governments and health agencies commit to advancing global health security

UNICEF state of the world's children report 2016     Atlas of the Human Planet

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)    Bodily maps of emotion

Mechanisms underpinning the link between emotion, physical health and longetivity

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science 

Universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene era    International classification of disease

Scientists combine satellite data, machine learning to map poverty    

Taking the 'neglect 'out of neglected global diseases    Public Health in Low Income Countries     

How to diagnose systemic infections much more quickly and reliably         

Newly discovered antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance    Ditch the term pathogen

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species    

Viruses - you've heard the bad; here's the good

Combatting the sedentary workplace    The era of personalized medicine

Circadian rythms and metabolism

2500 year old Pythagoras theorem helps to show when a patient has turned a corner

Health & climate change:

Is climate change affecting human health?   Managing the health effects of climate change

Large storms can flood aging sewer systems with harmful bacteria, viruses

Public health adaptation to climate change in OECD countries

Assets for health: linking vulnerability, resilience and adaptation to climate change

Climate change will widen the social and health gap     Atlas of health and climate

As Earth warms, the diseases that lie within permafrost become a bigger worry

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health

Adapting to health impacts of climate change: a study of UNFCCC

Are algae blooms linked to Lou Gehrig's disease?

Health & the environment:

Environment, health and wellbeing: a systemic approach

Health and environment data to be linked for the first time

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes

More trees on your street means fewer health problems    The health benefits of trees    

Understanding air pollution from biomass burners used for heating    ADHD air pollution link

New atmospheric compound tied to climate change and human health issues discovered

Infectious diseases:

Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Disease    Migration routes hold key to global bird flu spread

Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats - a technical report 

Three deadly viruses that could spawn the next pandemic    What is herd immunity?

Identifying future disease hotspots - infectious disease vulnerability index

Climate change leads to rapid emergence of infectious diseases

Tracking infectious disease spread for global pandemic containment

Global health experts advise advance planning for inevitable pandemic

Global disease monitoring and forecasting with Wikipedia    Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks

World of viruses uncovered - not just unwanted house bugs    The pandemic threat to human security

Infectious disease: the invisible danger of climate change    Perspectives on pandemic risk and response

Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics    Controlling contagion by restricting mobility

The neglected dimension of global security - a framework to counter infectious disease crises

Spatial scale modulates the strength of ecological processes driving disease distributions

The influence of global environmental change on infectious disease dynamics

Impact of climate change on parasite infection depends on host immunity

Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers

Cholera-like disease 'piggybacking' on El Nino to reach new shores

Climate change said affecting global spread of infectious disease

Reducing risks to health and wellbeing at mass gatherings    Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air

First real-time flu forecast successful    Sneezes and coughs project germs farther than previously thought

Study on flu evolution may change textbooks, history books    Allergy sufferers beware the next 100 years!

Researchers develop new model to study epidemics    Forecasting future intectious disease outbreaks

It takes a village to protect us from dangerous infections   

What does turbulence have in common with an epidemic?

Emerging viral diseases: confronting threats with new technologies     

Effects of climate change on West Nile Virus    Climate conditions help forecast meningitis outbreaks

Quantifying seasonal population fluxes driving rubella transmission dynamics using mobile phone data

We know the city where HIV first emerged

CHIKV challenge asks teams to forecast the spread of infectious disease

Modelling the effects of global climate change on Chikungunya transmission in the 21st century

Human-animal factors:

Climate shift linked to rise in animal diseases in people

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Link of a ubiquitous human coronavirus to dromedary camels

EFSA: bee and animal health   Neonicotinoid ban to protect bees

Making teeth tough: beavers show way to improve our enamel 

Malaria:

2016 World Malaria Report

Zika: 

WHO page   Microcephaly    Mapping Zika

Predicting the movement of infected travellers against the Zika virus epidemic: FLIRT 

Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics 

Life in Brazil with the zika virus    Countering the Zika epidemic in Latin America

As Olympic stars vie for medals, tech battles zika in Rio    

Outbreak in Americas    Potential zika virus estimated for 50 US cities    NASA helps forecast zika risk

Zika virus technical report (Europe)    Risk assessment in the Africa Region  

Zika virus 'scarier' than thought    Building a defense against Zika 

Rapid, low cost detection of Zika & future pandemics 

Ebola:

Virus genomes reveal faactors that spread and sustained the Ebola epidemic

A big-picture look at the world's worst ebola epidemic

Ebola: a new study models a deadly epidemic    What does the new Ebola vaccine mean for global health?  

Ebola Virus Disease    Ebola transmission rate   The search for ebola immune response targets

Ebola's evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought    Ebola: where next and how bad?

The ebola virus mutated to better infect humans d 2014 outbreak    Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen    The mathematics behind the ebola epidemic

Ebola virus epidemiology, transmission, and evolution during seven months in Sierra Leone

Ebola, a stark reminder of link between health, humans and enviironment

The economic impact of ebola on Sub-Saharan Africa    Spatial epidemology of ebola virus disease     

After ebola, what next for West Africa's health systems?     Lessons from ebola

Integrating gender in the response to ebola    An outbreak of epidemiological hysteria

Yellow Fever: 

World on brink of global emergency over deadly outbreak?

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic -1000 suspected cases

Pain management:

New study provides key insights into aspirin's disease-fighting abilities    Aspirin, take two

30 small neurons join forces against pain

Aging:

Aging: new study valdates longetivity pathway

Is aging inevitable? Not necessarily for sea urchins

Research identifies key genetic link in the biology of aging

Declining trends of healthy life years expectancy (HLYE) in Europe

Physics meets biology to help defeat aging    US causes of death

Health & sun

Researchers correlate incidences of rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles 

Can solar events trigger birth defects on Earth?    Sun may determie life span at birth

Link between Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and autism traits discovered

Solar storms and the pineal gland - riding the power wave

Cancer:

Global taskforce calls for research into everyday chemicals that may cause cancer

New microfluidic device offers means for studying electric field cancert therapy

Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize    A 'key' to metastasis formation

Researchers develop method to map cancer progression

Early cancer detection through fine-print mapping of blood vessel growth     

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumours with precision    Killing cancer with viruses

Technology and medicine:

Improving healthcare with interactive visualization

2017 Nobel Prize in Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Crispr makes it clear: the US needs a biology strategy, and fast

A look at how new tech is giving patients more control over their health

New technique for rapidly killing bacteria using tiny gold discs and light

Smart phones could improve skin cancer detection in developing countries

Tracking physiomes and activity using wearable biosensors reveals useful health-related information

Cochlear implants and electronic hearing    Xenotransplantation 

Thermal microscopy of single cells    Cancer treatment on a cellular level

Nanorobotics infrastructure for medical intervention

3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Molecular map reveals genetic origins of 21 autoimmune diseases

Perfect genetic knowledge    Gene drives spead their wings    Human gene editing gets green lght

How heathy is genetically modified soybean oil?

Implantable 'neural dust' enables precise wireless recording of nerve activity

Scientists speed up human tissue regeneration with supermolecule 

Scientists suggest a mathematical model for the selection of the optimal treatment of cancer

Risk of pulmonary embolism from ultrasound

Analyzing genetic tree sheds new light on disease outbreaks

Do-it-yourself sensors    New sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles developed

New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

Tiny electronic device may allow doctors to peer inside the heart and its arteries

'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Extermely high-resolution MRI     Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates     
Molecular nano-spies to make light work of disease detection

GIS technology helps health care industry save lives    Smartphone medicine

Satellites help scientists track deadly parasites    Exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitos discovered

Computing infrastructure for global malaria eradication project    A new way to diagnose malaria

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

A new weapon in the war against superbugs    Antarctic sponge extract can help kill MRSA    

Subtracting gravity from Alzheimers

Geneticists are concerned transhumanists will use CRISPR on themselves

The Cuban biotech revolution

Risk factors:

Introduction of risk size in the determination of uncertainty factor UFl in health risk assessment

Tackling urban risk    Toxic airborne pollutants linger long after the smoke clears    

Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may pose health risk

Association between maternal exposure to agriculture pesticides, autism in offsprings   

Are silver nonoparticles harmful?    Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to catepillars

Nanoparticles from dietary supplement drinks are likely to reach environment

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

Quantitative risk assessment of human illness from exposure to marine beach sand

Sludge as new sentinel for human health risks    Risk reduction promise at World Water Forum

Protecting the public and minimizing health effects from heat    Wood-burning stoves - harmful or safe?

Even moderate air pollution can raise stroke risks

Disaster reduction critical to HIV/AIDS reduction

The drought and public health - what are the connections? 

Health and disaster risk    

Heart problems increase substantially after an earthquake, new study finds

Statisticians using social media to track foodborne illness outbreaks and improve disaster response 

Disaster Risk Management for Health - water, sanitation and hygiene  DRR and Water, Sanitation, Health

Radiation exposure and the body: what you should know   Radiation in Daily Life   Radiation Dose Chart

Expert discovers simple method of dealing with harmful radioactive iodine    The radiation dangers from flying

Concerns about climate change, health - skin cancer danger in ozone loss

Descent from ancient plough-using societies linked to higher male cancer risk

Hidden tooth infections may  predispose people to heart disease

The Microbiome:

The microbiome initiative    Why its time to map the microbiome    Microbiomes in transition

Microbes adapt to colonize different body parts

The story of how a worm turned ... into a bringer of medical miracles

The intestinal microbiota: a new ally for optimal growth    Communicating with bacteria of the gut

The American Gut Project    Obesity-related gut bacteria higher in people in Northern Climes   

Our water pipes crawl with millions of bacteria    Researchers strategize to outsmart bacteria    

Your home, your bacteria     We are not alone    War between bacteria and phages benefits humans

Modelling:

Climate model to predict malaria outbreaks in India    Mathematical models for emerging disease  

Engineers use computer models to help resource-poor nations improve allocation of limited health care resources

Modeling of regional climate change effects on ground-level ozone and childhood asthma

Trade-offs between energy cost and health impact in a regional coupled energy–air quality model: the LEAQ model 

Avoiding a cartography catastrophe

Regional:

Asia:

Potential impacts of climate change on the ecology of dengue and its mosquito vector the Asian tiger mosquito

Toxic waste sites cause 'healthy years of life lost' for people living in India, Philippines and Indonesia

Inclusiveness of Economic Growth in China: What do Population Health Outcomes Tell Us?

El Nino conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

Training manual on health and disaster preparedness in rural China

Impacts of flood on health: epidemiologic evidence from Hanoi, Vietnam

Americas:

US National Health Security Preparedness Index    Agenda 2020

DoD, HHS, and DHS should use existing coordination mechanisms to improve their pandemic preparedness

Agricultural subsidies and the American obesity epidemic

Health benefits from large-scale ozone reduction in the USA

Mysterious disease rides on the winds across the Pacific Ocean

Declining air pollution levels continue to improve life expectancy in the US

The impacts of climate change on human health in the USA - a scientific assessment

Groundbreaking Study Quantifies Health Costs of Climate Change-Related Disasters in the U.S.

New model of disease contagion ranks US airports in terms of their spreading influence

USA: Half of all children will be autistic by 2025, warns senior research scientists at MIT

Potential hotspot for avian flu transmission identified in Western Alaska

Methicillin-resistant MRSA detected at 4 US wastewater treatment plants

Nitrate in drinking water raises health concerns for rural Californians

Flint water: what's in that contaminated water?

Europe:

Systematic assessment of climate sensitivity of important human & domestic animal pathogens in Europe

Southern Europe's coming plagues: vector-borne neglected tropical diseases

EU: the cost of ignoring the warning signs     Health impacts of floods in Europe   

Hazardous substances in Europe's fresh and marine waters

Netherlands: the uncertain health ipacts of climate change

Africa:

African response to climate change critical as risk of disease outbreaks grow

Rainfall, brain infection linked in sub-Sahara Africa

Malaria deaths in Africa: 2000-2014

Health initiatives:

Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - personal interview

Climate and Public Health: the MERIT initiative