The former drug executive who raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent invoked the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to lawmakers' questions about price spikes.
Even Rio's biggest samba schools say Brazil's recession means they are struggling to fund their huge elaborate parades at the city’s Sambodromo, which has also been sprayed in an effort to contain the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a sudden hike in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads in Brazil — though a scientific link has not been proved — and is spreading rapidly through the Americas.
Dentaid, a charity which operates in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, says its services are now needed in the UK to provide basic dental care to those unable to access NHS dentists.
WHO will determine whether the explosive spread of the virus constitutes "a public health emergency of international concern.” It will also examine an apparent link between the virus and cases of babies being born with microcephaly.
Although some countries are making progress toward lower childhood mortality, others are failing to reduce preventable deaths from diarrheal disease, respiratory illnesses, and neonatal conditions, according a new report.
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
By Matt Smith
A new lawsuit asks a federal court to compel state agencies to replace the city's contaminated pipes as soon as possible with no cost to customers.
A new report that examines national trends in drug use and mental health found that teens increasingly believe it isn't risky to occasionally use marijuana.
By Jake Kivanc
New drugs can eradicate the life-threatening virus, but their price-tag make them unaffordable for many.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released 274 pages of emails in an attempt at transparency, but there’s no correspondence from a critical period in early 2015.
Researchers have long suggested that cannabis users who are predisposed to mental disorders are more likely to develop psychosis symptoms. Devan Fuentes found this out the hard way.
“We need grief counseling, we need people that can work with the families that are impacted by these tragic losses, and that’s what we need immediately,” Chief Wayne Moonias of Neskantaga First Nation said.
Protesters Demand Michigan Governor's Resignation During State of the State Speech on Flint Water Crisis
By Kayla Ruble
A crowd of demonstrators vented anger over pervasive lead contamination in the city of Flint's water, as Governor Rick Snyder took to the legislature floor to deliver arguably the most important speech of his tenure in office.