Ebola virus has killed nearly 2,000 people in Congo

Residents march to raise awareness about Ebola, in the city of Goma, in eastern Congo on Thursday. (Justin Kabumba/Associated Press) Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the...

Illinois resident dies after respiratory illness tied to vaping

Vaping is now associated with 149 cases of severe respiratory illness, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. (Steve Helber/Associated Press) llinois health officials have reported what could be the first death in the United States that has been...

Eradicating malaria ‘can be done,’ WHO says

Adult mosquitoes are seen through a fluorescence microscope at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's Insect Transformation Facility in Rockville, Md., in 2009. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press) Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said...

National shortage of blood pressure drug shows safeguards are needed, doctors say

There is currently no system in place to correct for drug shortages in Canada, raising concerns for doctors about patient care and the country's overall drug supply. (Regis Duvignau/Reuters) A national shortage of a popular drug used to treat high...

Autism overdiagnosed, Canadian-led review suggests

Ronnie Arloff smiles as he reacts to 'Kaspar' the robot as he takes part in an autism research project in England in 2011. Autism has become so overdiagnosed that within five to 10 years there could be almost no difference...

Autism diagnosis questioned in Canadian-led review

A young boy with autism watches a video with his therapist. A new analysis led by Canadian researchers suggests that autism is overdiagnosed. (CBC) The autism diagnosis has become so broad that it prevents a better understanding of how the...

Microplastics in drinking water are ‘low risk’ to human health: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that microplastics in bottled or tap water pose a 'low risk' to people. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images) Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research...

Reported illnesses among vapers in U.S. reaches 150 possible cases

In this June photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. (Samantha Maldonado/Associated Press) The number of breathing illnesses reported among Americans who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more...

U.S. public health agency probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

Adam Trubitt, 21, uses a Juul e-cigarette in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, last August. Cases of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use are mainly among teenagers and young adults, the CDC says. (Reuters) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Ebola spread to new Congo area reflects flawed response, aid workers say

A woman showing possible Ebola symptoms waits to be treated at the detection zone before being sent to an isolation area in the Goma General Hospital in Congo in July. (Salym Fayad/EPA-EFE) Ebola's spread to a new part of Congo is...
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