100-day programme to improve health care launched

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry will begin a strong anti-corruption campaign in the health sector to improve governance in the sector, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque today. “We have recently suspended one employee and removed another employee on charges of corruption. We will continue the anti-corruption campaign everywhere,” he told reporters at the health…

Paris tops ranking of world's healthiest cities

Paris has been named the world's healthiest city in a report that looks at everything from the number of spas and yoga studios in each city to vegan dining options and green spaces. The ranking, by holiday comparison site Travel Supermarket, is based on data from sources like market research group Euromonitor International, TripAdvisor, Yelp…

Environmental impact on health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines the environment in relation to health as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviours”. There is no avoiding interaction with the environment as we go about our daily business of living. And as the world changes and gets more polluted,…

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the U.S., is likely to get more intense.The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case gave detailed allegations that they and company executives…

Alberta judge says no money for couple charged in son's meningitis death

A judge has told an Alberta couple facing a retrial in the meningitis death of their son that they won't be getting the money they requested for legal fees. David and Collet Stephan wanted $4 million to pay for past and future legal bills.In 2016, the Stephans were found guilty for failing to provide the necessaries…