disease

0 Ebola epidemic raging ‘out of control’ in West Africa

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows little sign of slowing down. There have been 337 reported deaths and 528 cases, according to the World Health Organization, since March. Yesterday, the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is warned that not enough resources are on the ground to contain…

0 Using satellite ‘light mapping’ to track disease outbreaks

This is kinda cool, as a possible means to track human migration and perhaps infectious disease risk — satellite tracking of light emissions. The disease outbreak idea here seems like a bit of a stretch, I have to say. What these researchers are tracking are population levels based on light…

1 Two views on human impact of climate change

Researchers at McGill University have mapped out the longer-term impact of climate change on human health and well-being. If populations continue to increase at the expected rates, the McGill researchers report, those who are likely to be the most vulnerable to climate change are the people living in low-latitude, hot…