Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new way to encourage vaccinations and masking

In the face of a global pandemic, with more than 200 million global infections and 4 million deaths, and despite unprecedented efforts by public health officials, celebrities and influencers to convince everyone to wear masks ...

Addiction

One way some drug prosecutions may be hurting public health

A recent analysis raises concerns that prosecutions under so-called "drug-induced homicide" (DIH) laws may be exacerbating public health problems. The work focused on one North Carolina county, but highlights the need for ...

Medications

Thailand takes kratom off illegal drug list

Thailand on Tuesday decriminalised kratom, a tropical leaf long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe.