Anti-vaccine movement listed in the top 10 global health threats of 2019

The anti-vaccine movement, which has been born out of fraudulent research and unethical behaviour by Andrew Wakefield, has led to the reemergence of numerous infectious diseases that had previously been controlled and nearly eradicated by vaccines. Contrary to the claims of many conspiracy theorists and ‘Facebook trained doctors’ vaccines do not cause autism and are…

Study finds vaping is unable to help smokers quit

The use of e-cigarettes or vaping devices has exploded in the past 5 years with new and smaller devices continuously being developed. These devices are marketed as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes that can help a user quit their cigarette habit. There is an accumulating body of evidence that suggests e-cigarettes are not harmless and…

Nearly 2 billion children worldwide breath toxic, polluted air

Air pollution is a significant problem for global health, especially in low- to middle-income countries where air quality is not up to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards. Exposure to air pollution worsens existing disease and can increase a person’s risk of dying from lung cancer, lung infections, stroke, heart disease, and COPD. Among children,…