Health

The impact of Cape Town's water shortage on public health

A story that's been making the rounds recently is the impending water shortage in Cape Town. Multiple years of droughts have resulted in lower and lower water levels in the reservoirs that supply the city with water, and ...

Health

African children to suffer as El Nino winds down: NGO

Millions of children will suffer disproportionately from the failed harvests and devastated livelihoods left behind by the El Nino weather phenomenon, Save the Children warned Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue deaths on rise in Sao Paulo

Cases of dengue fever are on the rise in Sao Paulo, with a nearly eightfold increase that saw 24 people die in Brazil's most populous state so far this year, the health ministry said Friday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Intent to harm: Willful acts seem more damaging

How harmful we perceive an act to be depends on whether we see the act as intentional, reveals new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zimbabwe rations water to poor after typhoid spell

(AP) -- Zimbabwean authorities say they are making sure poor townships get uninterrupted water supplies after a typhoid outbreak, leaving wealthy areas with reduced supplies.