Fewer reports of vaping illnesses are coming in, but U.S. health officials say they are not sure what to make of it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 125 additional cases were reported in the last week, bringing the total to 1,604 in this year’s outbreak. That includesRead More →

When people who couldn’t afford essential medications to lower blood pressure or control diabetes received the treatments free, their health improved, according to a randomized trial that could inform Canada’s pharmacare discussion. Medicines are not universally publicly funded in Canada the way hospitalization and physician care are. Dr. Nav Persaud ofRead More →

Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The latest infections include the mysterious case of a woman in her 70s withRead More →

Canadian Press reporters travelled to South Africa and India to investigate the growing epidemic of drug resistance, which experts describe as the single greatest threat to human health on the planet. This is the first story of a six-part series exploring how the unfettered use of antibiotics pushes  humanity closer to aRead More →