Highlights / epidemic

Health, International, Politics

Deadly cholera outbreak brings back focus on Yemen’s forgotten war

A deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed at least 124 people in Yemen in the last two weeks has put the limelight back on what many call the Middle East’s forgotten war. Authorities in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa have »

Health, International, Society

WHO calls for global action on diabetes

The UN’s’ World Health Organization says the number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million, with most living in developing countries. But diabetes is growing fast in Canada too, and it’s estimated that by »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Epidemics expert: spend millions now to save billions later.

As humans push into more remote areas they are coming into contact with diseases rarely encountered before. Diseases confined to animals for example are now being transferred to human hosts, and then develop into disease which can be spread from »