Human & Ecological Health Stories
Scientists continue to uncover surprising connections between our own health and that of the environment around us. The Anthropocene provides rigorous reporting on cutting-edge research—for example, how urban biodiversity can cut down on the prevalence of allergies and how industrial pollution may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
A small but growing group of researchers and physicians working to quantify the environmental impact of healthcare—and to reduce that impact without compromising patient care.
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
Drug legalization could both help and hurt the environment
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
More than 500 mammal species are high-risk candidates for carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID, based on a new study of common traits among species with a protein gateway for the virus.
As climate change and pandemics reshape the world we live in, say the researchers, we need to understand how the two processes interact.
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Researchers have meticulously traced how habitat loss and climate conspire to drive deadly disease outbreaks; and how saving flowering trees is a key part of the solution.
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.