Locals claim industrial pollution of the Santiago River in western Mexico has killed 628 locals people in the last eight years, including 72 in 2015 — the worst year to date.
Residents of the village of Avia Terai, in northern Argentina, believe many of the health problems they suffer originated in the spraying of the weedkiller glyphosate on nearby genetically modified soybean crops.
Terminally ill California patients will now be able to request life-ending medications from their doctors.
Experts say it's not clear yet whether increased death rate is a coincidence or the start of a trend.
The 'Chemical Valley' around Sarnia, Ontario is home to about 40 percent of Canada's petrochemical industry and in 2011 the World Health Organization crowned Sarnia's air as the worst in Canada.
By VICE News
Thirty years after the worst nuclear accident in history, Chernobyl has become a tourist attraction. But just how safe is it?
Scientists are learning more than ever before about the microscopic bacteria, fungi, and viruses we carry with us everywhere.
By Jake Kivanc
Last week, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford died after a long battle with cancer at the young age of 46. He left behind a loyal army of followers, known locally as Ford Nation.
On Tuesday, Ford's family announced he had died, more than a year after he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He was 46.
As the deadline looms for the federal government to come up with new legislation allowing for doctor-assisted death, an unprecedented number of Canadians are exploring how they might end their lives sooner.
By VICE News
After two years studying the genetic make-up of tumors, researchers have discovered every cancer cell carries a "flag" which marks it out as a recognizable enemy.
For years, everything from batteries to tires to human remains were disposed of in so-called burn pits on US military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, veterans exposed to the fumes are in trouble — but no one is taking responsibility.
By Jim Morris
This installment of a four-part investigation published with the Center for Public Integrity looks at how, stung by lawsuits, the automaker hired consultants to change the narrative on the risks of asbestos brakes.
By David Heath
The second installment of an investigation published by the Center for Public Integrity and VICE News looks at how a record number of brain tumors was blamed on chemicals, but not according to industry studies.
By Jake Kivanc
Canada's North is facing a health crisis, as skyrocketing cancer rates amongst its Indigenous peoples are far and away the highest in the world, according to a new international study
A major new study has found that while cancer rates are plateauing or decreasing in high-income countries, in the developing world they are increasing as lifestyles become more westernized.
The construction worker was involved in clean up efforts at the contaminated nuclear facility from 2012 to 2013 and was exposed to radiation well below the allowable limit for workers.
Shkreli insisted that his company "needed to turn a profit on the drug" despite the pill costing less than a dollar to manufacture, and said it was not his fault if people who needed the drug could no longer afford it.