Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.
As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
APHA champions efforts to help Americans live tobacco-free, including laws that create smoke-free workplaces and policies that make it easier for smokers to quit. yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a step in that direction.
Following the launch of the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index last week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paul Kuehnert discusses the importance of the public health community in meeting health challenges and why it must take the lead in preparing our communities for emergencies.
APHA's Surili Sutaria Patel draws important links between the environment and our health and highlights the commitment of APHA and staff to environmental health.
American Planning Association President Carol Rhea discussed the built environment and Plan4Health with Public Health Newswire.
The crisis in Flint, Michigan, was only part of a larger story. Here's what public health is doing to keep kids lead-free, courtesy of APHA's Storify.
A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
State and federal leaders are taking action to address the damaging psychological effects of solitary confinement and increase mental health treatment options for inmates, The Nation's Health reports.
The water crisis in Flint shows how infrastructure and public health are linked. Read this story reported in the April 2016 issue of The Nation's Health.
U.S. workers won protections from respirable crystalline silica thanks to a new rule announced yesterday by the U.S Department of Labor.