public health

Health & Medicine

Swine flu update

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Patricia Bell for an update on the outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population of northern well as an update on her own health.

Global Politics

One Spanish town's recession

In Spain, the economic crisis is hitting small towns particularly hard. Now, basic public services such as trash pick-up are going neglected in places such as the village of Collbato, in northeast Spain. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

Global Politics

Flu vaccine overstock

After this year's rush to stock up on the H1N1 vaccine some countries are now trying to unload millions of stockpiled doses. Governments are being criticized for overreacting and overspending against the disease. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

Safer beer glasses for Britain

The British government wants pubs to try out shatter proof pint glasses as a way to cut back on beer-related violence. Two prototypes designed not to break into dangerous shards were introduced in London today. Laura Lynch had a look at the new glasses.