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Yemen cholera outbreak to spread with monsoon rains, 600,000 cases expected

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:53:22 EDT

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As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history.




'This case touched us very deeply:' CDC reports contaminated breast pump tied to preterm infant's infection

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:02:47 EDT

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There are concrete steps women can take to keep breast milk safe, health officials say after a preterm infant developed severe meningitis from mother's milk that became contaminated through a breast pump.




The lost art of play: No resilience without risk, says researcher

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:00:00 EDT

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Parents might want to shield their children from unpleasant experiences but experts say that playing it too safe is actually harmful.




1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable, report says

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:15:00 EDT

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Dementia may be viewed as unavoidable, but one in three cases could be prevented through lifestyle and social changes, a new review suggests.




'These are our children': Sexual abuse and suicide rate among Indigenous youth

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:01:20 EDT

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"People don't talk about it. People hide it."




National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg gets $5M to expand Ebola containment lab

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:00:04 EDT

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The federal government is putting millions more into Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg to help detect high-risk infectious diseases such as Ebola and other types of Avian influenza faster.




'I was actually offended': Man on Indigenous cancer therapies initially told oncologist wouldn't monitor him

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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A terminal cancer patient in Saskatchewan believes his choice to be treated using traditional Indigenous medicines rather than chemotherapy was initially disrespected by a specialist in the province, which has since taken action.




For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking medications

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:39:45 EDT

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For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a new report.




Manufacturer urges standards for wire bristle barbecue brushes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:20:55 EDT

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A Canadian manufacturer says safety standards need to be imposed on wire bristle barbecue brushes sold in this country.




'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:30:00 EDT

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The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after surgery.




Hamilton doc sits in sweltering car to show parents the risks to their kids

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:10:30 EDT

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Crocco's skin is getting clammy. The sweat trickles down his back. For 15 grueling minutes, he sits in the stifling 40 C heat. But he's in there to make a point – when parents leave kids in hot cars, they're gambling with their lives.




Small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction: study

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:50:15 EDT

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A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a study has found, raising concerns about the quality of patient care and access to therapy.




'Inadequate and insulting': Sask. family unhappy doctor not disciplined after boy burned during cast removal

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:50:34 EDT

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A Saskatoon area couple whose son received second-degree burns while having a fibreglass cast removed is disappointed that the College of Physicians and Surgeons is not recommending mandatory training for doctors who perform the procedure.




Parasite worms its way into Alberta, infecting humans through dogs, coyotes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:32:45 EDT

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University of Alberta scientists are alerting the public to a potentially lethal tapeworm, which infects humans through the feces of coyotes and dogs.




British doctors find mass of contact lenses under patient's eyelid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:07:18 EDT

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Doctors at a hospital in England were surprised to find a mass of contact lenses under a 67-year-old patient's eyelid, during what should have been routine cataract surgery.




Why caution may be warranted when consuming artificial sweeteners

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:01:10 EDT

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Consumers may want to think twice about relying on artificial sweeteners, says a Manitoba researcher who found no evidence the sweeteners help with weight loss and some potential health harm beyond the waistline.




9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:15:28 EDT

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Intense exposure on the first day of the September 11, 2001 disaster could increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease, a new study suggests.




U.S. doctor meets specialists treating Charlie Gard in U.K.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:26:14 EDT

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A U.S. doctor specializing in treating rare genetic conditions is meeting with other specialists treating Charlie Gard, assessing the critically ill 11-month-old for the first time.




This woman wanted to show what mental illness is really like, so she created a videogame

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Zablocki, a 28-year-old transgender woman, has been in and out of hospital psychiatric wards eight or nine times in the last three years, and found it difficult to convey her experiences to her family and friends. She started writing the online "choose-your-own-adventure" novel just a few days after her last stay.




Medicinal and recreational cannabis should be separate, say researchers

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:15:26 EDT

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Two Halifax researchers are urging the federal government to keep medicinal and recreational marijuana streams separate once the plant is legalized in Canada.