Heating bodies instead of homes to save power
Researchers in Belgium say they have found a way for people to save money and stay warm in their homes - even if the heating is turned down. It works using a system called 'Slow Heat' - which focus...
Brazil declares emergency over tribe deaths
Brazil's government has declared a public health emergency in the Yanomami territory, which is one of the country's largest indigenous reservations. Children are reportedly dying from malnutrition ...
WHO considers if COVID still an emergency
A World Health Organization committee is meeting on Friday to decide if the COVID-19 pandemic is still a global emergency. Several leading scientists say it may be too early for WHO to declare the ...
Canada reveals real cost of COVID misinformation
The spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Canada cost at least 2,800 lives and $300 million in hospital expenses over nine months of the pandemic, according to estimates in a new report.
WHO could end COVID-19 emergency declaration
The World Health Organization is preparing to decide whether to end its COVID-19 global emergency declaration later this week. But some doctors and researchers worry about what that could mean for ...
UK lawmakers debate public healthcare reform
The strikes in the UK for better pay and staffing levels have highlighted pressures that have been growing for years.
The truth about immune boosters, vitamins
As flu season has many reaching for products promising immune-boosting benefits, health researcher Timothy Caulfield helps sort through where the science stands with some of the most popular trends...
Amazon launches drug subscription service
Amazon has revealed a $5 monthly subscription plan for U.S Prime members to have generic drugs and doorstep delivery. The program is called RxPass, and it includes 50 medications addressing 80 cond...
UK ambulance workers strike again
Thousands of British ambulance workers held another strike across England and Wales on Monday, in escalating industrial action as unions called Rishi Sunank’s government to hold talks on improving ...
Evidence suggests quitting alcohol improves happiness
A growing body of research suggests alcohol can be detrimental to your brain, and your mental health. Some people who’ve cut it out altogether say their well-being has improved as a result.
Wounded Ukrainian soldiers fitted with bionic limbs
The ‘Hero Arm’ developed by British tech company Open Bionics interprets muscle signals from the person wearing it.
Wuhan eerily quiet three years on from outbreak
Three years after becoming what many regard as the ground zero of the pandemic, the Chinese city of Wuhan is returning to normal but caution remains as COVID cases rise
How selfies can help improve your health
Virtual doctor visits are going to a completely new level with the introduction of artificial intelligence into personal healthcare.
Mass crowds as China opens for Lunar New Year
After three years of tough coronavirus restrictions, China is celebrating the Lunar New Year with tens of millions of people traveling to their hometowns. They’re also gathering in public spaces, e...
Three years since COVID arrived in U.S
January 21 marks three years since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. About 1.1 million Americans have died from the illness so far. While the country has made advancemen...
Beijing caught underreporting COVID cases
With COVID-19 raging in China, and millions on the move for the Lunar New Year, the country's rural areas could be facing a health catastrophe. These areas often have aging populations and poor acc...
Chinese censors crack down on 'gloomy sentiment'
China plans to target ‘gloomy sentiments’ across the festival period in a planned crackdown over the Lunar New Year period. Censors have appeared to struggle in controlling critical commentary on s...
Chinese turn to traditional remedies to fight COVID-19
As Covid-19 rips through China's population, making millions sick and fuelling a drug shortage, many are turning to traditional medicines to battle the aches and pains brought by the virus. Encompa...
Fifty years post Roe: how abortion access has changed
It's been 50 years since the Supreme Court ruled on the case known as Roe v Wade, which gave women the right to abortion
Rotting fish sauce turns town into disaster zone
A CBC News investigation found that the waste from an abandoned fish sauce plant that was the source of a stench that had plagued the town of St. Mary’s, N.L., for years was also 'acutely toxic' fo...
J&J to discontinue 'ineffective' HIV vaccine trial
Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it was pulling the plug on a late-stage global trial of an HIV vaccine after the shot was found ineffective at preventing infections. The trial's failure ma...
Lunar New Year raises COVID concerns in China
Xi Jinping says he's concerned about the covid situation in rural areas, as millions travel home for the Lunar New Year
Disease outbreaks spread in Somalian refugee camps
Somalia's worst drought in forty years is sparking fears of disease outbreaks in makeshift camps.
UK nurses strike over "desperate state" of NHS
UK Nurses are pressing on with their second strike in as many months, demanding higher pay as the cost of living soars.
Hong Kong braces for visitors seeking mRNA vaccines
Hong Kong is expecting a burst of visitors from mainland China seeking mRNA vaccines. Up until now, Chinese citizens have only had access to Chinese-made vaccines that have shown weak, almost non-e...
EU warns against stockpiling medicine amid shortage
The situation is considered critical in most European countries, but according to Steffen Thirstrup, Chief Medical Officer at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), people should not start stockpilin...
Mexico introduces smoking in public
Enacted on Sunday, it's one of the world's strictest smoking laws, and completely prohibits tobacco consumption, including the use of e-cigarettes, in shared public areas such as hotels, parks and ...
UK: Nurses strike again amid ongoing pay dispute
The industrial action is likely to add pressure on the UK health service which the British Medical Association said is struggling to cope with post-Brexit staff shortages.
Tackling public urination in Soho
Hold on tight to your bladders, as we take a deep dive into how different European cities are tackling the old-age issue of public urination.