Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Stories: Malaria, Secret Surveillance, and Tamiflu Stockpiling

A fabulous long read from Ed Yong on why malaria keeps beating our best drugs.

A gripping piece from the BBC on the bad old days in Romania and the transcript of one woman's childhood.

Julia Belluz in Macleans covers the disappointing data on Tamiflu, and wonders why Canada's still stockpiling it (and why PHAC seems muzzled to talk about it).

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, on US News and World Report this week I ask whether or not milk and juice may be contributing to some children's struggles with weight, and here's a review of The Diet Fix and James Fell and Margaret Yufera-Leitch's Lose it Right written by the National Post's RD columnist Jennifer Sygo.]