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Microbes that live at the gym are pumped up on antibiotic resistance | CBC
CBC | December 12, 2018
Antibiotic resistance is a health risk that's growing just about everywhere you can imagine these days — including among the microbes living in the dust balls at your local gym, a group of American scientists recently discovered.
Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis | ABC News
ABC News | December 12, 2018
Methamphetamine is playing a bigger role in the U.S. drug overdose crisis, officials say
Polio-like disease in U.S. kids appears to have peaked for 2018, CDC says | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 11, 2018
In 2018, 134 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have been confirmed in 33 states. Another 165 are under investigation.
Fears of metal-tainted meat prompt recall of 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage nationwide | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 11, 2018
Complaints of metal-tainted sausage led to the recall of products distributed to 21 states, Jimmy Dean said.
Family wants to know if serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer is responsible for mother's death | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
The family of a London, Ont., woman has won a court order compelling police to hand over details about the criminal investigation into the death of their mother at a care home where serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer was working, CBC News has learned.
Nurse urges Albertans to test after she finds unsafe radon levels in her family's home | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
Registered nurse Lindsay Snodgrass was shocked to discover dangerous levels of a radioactive gas in her own home. Now, she's urging other Albertans to test their homes for radon.
Sheldon Kennedy steps down from child-advocacy centre named after him | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy has announced that he is taking his name off the advocacy centre he created.
Hamilton looks at buying menstrual products for low-income women and girls | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
Hamilton city councillors are looking into what it would cost to provide menstrual products for low-income women and girls.
As Manitoba fights highest tuberculosis rates in the country, researchers say better data offers an antidote | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
In a province with the highest rates of active tuberculosis in Canada, researchers say more data and better tracking of the potentially deadly disease could help stem the spread.
Turn up early, come prepared: Tips for surviving an ER visit | CBC
CBC | December 11, 2018
Understanding how emergency departments work, and arriving prepared, is key to having the least stressful experience possible, says health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton.
Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag | ABC News
ABC News | December 11, 2018
A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care
New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available | ABC News
ABC News | December 11, 2018
New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time
The CDC keeps warning people not to eat raw cookie dough — even though it’s delicious | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 10, 2018
"Say No to Raw Dough!" the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns, saying uncooked dough might be contaminated with E. coli or Salmonella.
A teen inhaled deodorant spray to get high. Then he went into cardiac arrest. | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 10, 2018
A case report revealed that a 19-year-old died after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray can.
Poverty reduction and prevention part of TB elimination plan for Inuit communities | CBC
CBC | December 10, 2018
Details of the plan to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities were announced Monday by Inuit leaders and the federal government, with six priorities outlined to help combat and prevent the disease.
'Unprecedented' drug shortages affecting many Canadians, new survey suggests | CBC
CBC | December 10, 2018
One in four people surveyed say they have either experienced a shortage of their medication, or know someone who has, as Canada grapples with a "dire" problem.
Tennis tops list of sports for increasing life expectancy | CBC
CBC | December 10, 2018
Tennis players lived more than nine years longer than people who were sedentary, topping the list of sports.
Flour, frozen fruit get increased subsidies in major Nutrition North update | CBC
CBC | December 10, 2018
Diapers, macaroni, spaghetti, dried beans and frozen french fries are among the new items now going to be subsidized under the Nutrition North program, the federal government announced in Iqaluit Monday.
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug, triple last month
Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma women vulnerable to racist abuse and physical violence
Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices
Mental health workers start weeklong strike in California | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California started a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care
South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk' | ABC News
ABC News | December 10, 2018
South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as at 'very high risk' in neighboring Congo's outbreak
Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener | ABC News
ABC News | December 09, 2018
The color for Italy's fashion capital now is gray _ due to its stone buildings and polluted skies _ but Milan is embarking on a new plan to go green, planting 3 million new trees by 2030
Italian police question witnesses in deadly disco stampede | ABC News
ABC News | December 09, 2018
Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede
Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse | ABC News
ABC News | December 09, 2018
One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses
UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him | ABC News
ABC News | December 09, 2018
A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade
This high school was rocked by an HIV scare 10 years ago | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 08, 2018
Normandy High School, the same school Mike Brown graduated from, was rocked by a HIV "outbreak" in the fall of 2008 when 50 students were exposed by the virus.
A blood clot formed in the exact shape of a man’s lung passage — then he coughed it up | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 08, 2018
“No one on our team has seen anything close to this,” said physician Gavitt A. Woodard.
Teen vaping in Canada has taken a 'worrisome' turn | CBC
CBC | December 08, 2018
University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond's new statistics on teen vaping in Canada over the last six months were so troubling he presented his data to Health Canada instead of waiting to publish it in a scientific journal.
'It never killed anybody': Is this drink really a new 'alcohol alternative'? | CBC
CBC | December 08, 2018
Pace is being sold to Canadians as having a buzz similar to alcohol, but without calories or a hangover. Health Canada says it's illegal. But the company disagrees.
Advocates urge more support for Yazidi refugees suffering seizures from PTSD | CBC
CBC | December 08, 2018
Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports.
Number of abortions in U.S. hit historic low in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 07, 2018
Fewer U.S. women appear to be having abortions today than at any other time since Roe v. Wade, according to new government figures released Wednesday.
Lettuce review the memes prompted by the CDC’s dire romaine warning | Washington Post
Washington Post | December 07, 2018
Mostly, people couldn’t wait to recycle their romaine lettuce jokes from the last recall.
Federal agency racks up big expenses after scientists reject web meetings | CBC
CBC | December 07, 2018
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research wanted to save money by moving to web-based meetings in 2016. But it reverted to the old model of face-to-face meetings in response to critical blowback from medical researchers.
Ebola spreads to major Congo city | CBC
CBC | December 07, 2018
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.
Everything you need to know about Ebola | ABC News
ABC News | December 07, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting its 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus. Here is a look at the causes, the symptoms and the history of the deadly disease.
Chile court declares abortion regulation unconstitutional | ABC News
ABC News | December 07, 2018
Chile's Constitutional Court has thrown out a regulation that prohibited some private hospitals and clinics from refusing to perform legal abortions
UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims | ABC News
ABC News | December 07, 2018
Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go