‘I feel like I’m in another country’: Inside America’s latest lead water crisis

Elaine Younger, 11, and Tahvion Williams, 14, right, load water in their family's van at the Newark Health Department in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday. Residents began picking up bottled water this week after elevated lead levels were found in homes...

Philippines declares national epidemic over dengue, which has killed over 600 this year

Patients suffering from dengue fever sit covered with mosquito nets inside a gymnasium in the town of Maasin, Iloilo province, on July 18. (Leo Solinap/EPA-EFE) The Philippines Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be...

U.S. plans to allow importing prescription drugs from Canada

The Trump administration's proposal would allow states, wholesalers and pharmacists to get FDA approval to import certain medications from Canada that are also available in the U.S. (Chris Wattie, File/Reuters) The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday it...

U.S. judge slashes $2B verdict against Bayer to $86M in Roundup case

Bayer is facing cancer-related lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer from more than 13,400 plaintiffs across the United States. (Charles Platiau/Reuters) A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion US jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who...

Congo health minister resigns over government’s Ebola handling

Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga had been opposed to introducing another experimental vaccine. (Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro/The Associated Press) Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest over the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team...

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

The Louvre Museum has removed the Sackler family name from its Oriental Antiquities gallery. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the...

2 Ebola workers killed in eastern Congo

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the Ebola treatment centre in Beni, eastern Congo, in March. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the...

2 Ebola workers attacked, killed in eastern Congo

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the Ebola treatment centre in Beni, eastern Congo, in March. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the...

Ebola spread to east Congo’s Goma could be a ‘game changer,’ UN says

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the Ebola treatment centre in Beni, eastern Congo, in March. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk...

European heatwave death toll rises as temperatures ease from record highs

A man hides under an umbrella from the hot sun in Goettingen, Germany, on Sunday. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP) A four-day heatwave across western Europe that killed seven people began to ease slightly on Sunday, as temperature alerts were cut...
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