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Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours | CBC
CBC | April 21, 2018
A professor and researcher is calling attention to dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario - despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.
Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears | ABC News
ABC News | April 21, 2018
U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency | ABC News
ABC News | April 21, 2018
U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval
Lots of support for Humboldt Broncos first responders, but risk of PTSD can be long-term, experts say | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months, or years to appear.
E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In ...
British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
  A British man found guilty for intentionally infecting five men with HIV was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, the conclusion of a unique case that was a first for the country and has drawn coverage from around the world. Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of five counts of...
E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers for Disease Contr...
Are cures bad for the drug business? | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A glimpse at the cold calculations required to make profitable drug investments in new genetic technologies such as gene therapy.
B.C. leads the country in C-section deliveries, data reveals | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals.
The disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donations | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
It does not take an in-depth reading of the letters that recipients of organ transplants write to the families of deceased donors to realize the deep connection between an ailing person’s salvation and another family’s grief. A study has added a new wrinkle to this already emotional ...
Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The con...
New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rules | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield has resigned his  positions at four groups, including a gene therapy biotechnology company and a conservative AIDS organization, to comply with government ethics rules, according to his financial disclosures. Redfield,...
Canada's oldest blood donor, 'Granny Bea,' still giving at 95 | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Beatrice Janyk started giving blood after her late husband nearly died from the blood he received after a sawmill accident.
A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
A Canadian naturopath claims she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinu...
Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at 420 on the Hill | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Emma Boniface is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa's annual 420 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot for her family.
Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few.
First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
Food and Drug Administration advisers on Thursday unanimously supported the first-ever government approval of a medication made from cannabis, paving the way for agency clearance by the end of June. The drug, Epidiolex, would be administered in a syrup form and is made from a purified in...
Why mice aren't welcome in a microbiologist's home | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Mice collected from apartment buildings in New York City carry a range of disease-causing bacteria, scientists find.
Justice minister tells Liberals she's open to talking about further decriminalizing drugs | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's open to looking at decriminalizing small quantities of drugs and revamping Canada's prostitution laws — both policies that are popular with youth delegates at the Liberal Party convention underway in Halifax.
19 years on, these Columbine survivors are parents — and they're reaching out to the Parkland teens | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A national school walkout begins Friday in the United States, on the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in the wake of February's shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
'Smaller steps is a good way to go:' StatsCan finds benefit from shift away from sitting time | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Small steps could literally add up to better health for some, according to a new report from Statistics Canada on the sedentary behaviour of adults.
All-party parliamentary committee calls for 'universal single-payer' pharmacare plan | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A parliamentary committee has delivered its report on pharmacare, and it's recommending an expansion of the Canada Health Act to include prescription drugs dispensed outside of hospital settings.
B.C.'s free anti-overdose kits saved hundreds of lives, study says | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The rapid expansion of a program that hands out an overdose-reversing drug significantly reduced the number of fentanyl-related deaths in 2016 in B.C., according to a new study.
Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month.
Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers.
1,200 patients 'high and dry' after 2 Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A pair of Chilliwack doctors have been stopped from practising medicine after six years because they failed Canadian qualifying exams, leaving their patients wondering about their diagnoses and scrambling to find new doctors in a community already facing a shortage.
'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use.
Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, res...
Complaint filed against naturopath who gave boy remedy made from rabid-dog saliva | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva.
B.C. town sees success after hiring its own doctor recruiter | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Among the advertisements for provinces and regions at a rural doctors' meeting in St. John's, the small town of Creston, B.C., made sure it was known that it, too, is in the market for more physicians.
Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper.
Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation.
Have you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? | Washington Post
Washington Post | April 20, 2018
There are more than 114,000 people in the United States on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Some patients can wait years while their health deteriorates. Sometimes they die waiting. For example, “there are far too few liv...
Even a mild head injury increases risk for Parkinson's disease, veterans study shows | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
A new study has found that even a mild head injury, commonly called a concussion, makes veterans more likely to get Parkinson's disease later on in life.
UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment
Bad news night owls: People who go to bed later may be at higher risk of poor health | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
A new study has shown that people who describe themselves as an “evening person” may be at higher risk of poor health compared to morning types.
Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease
Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
A push to punish women who get abortions has gained steam in Republican-dominant states ahead of the midterm elections
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017
Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds | ABC News
ABC News | April 20, 2018
Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test