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World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease | ABC News
ABC News | January 20, 2018
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will? | CBC
CBC | January 20, 2018
In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials.
Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions.
China's birthrate down from initial '2-child' boom, but higher than most recent years | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a finding that some parents say reflects the stresses of urban life.
Blood test for early detection of 8 cancers looks promising | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.
HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objections | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 19, 2018
Citing President Trump's “pro-life mission,” the Health and Human Services Department announced actions on Friday that are designed to roll back key health-care policies of the Obama administration. Roger Severino, director for the HHS Office of Civil Rights, said a proposed rule on “conscience rights” will further protect health-care workers who think they are being punished or discriminated against because […]Related:New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We do...
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.
The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life | ABC News
ABC News | January 19, 2018
President Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished."
Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way' | ABC News
ABC News | January 19, 2018
On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding
This flu season keeps getting deadlier, and a shutdown will make things worse | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 19, 2018
A bad flu season that has hit the entire continental United States has yet to peak and already has caused  the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, according to officials and the latest data released Friday. During the second week of January, more people sought care for […]Related:HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objectionsNew HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that&#...
He ate raw fish almost every day — until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 19, 2018
[Warning: This story contains descriptions and photographs that some people may find disturbing.] He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish — specifically, salmon sashimi. It's what the 30-year-old man, from Fresno, Calif., suspected had landed him in the bathroom with stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. But what he did not anticipate was the moment he spotted something […]Related:HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objectionsThis flu season keeps getting deadlier, and a shutdown will make things worseThe 10-year-ol...
Midwives waiting on proclamation to begin offering services on P.E.I. | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
An advocacy group for midwives in the province wants to know what's happening with the legislation that could make it legal for midwives to practice on P.E.I.
Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate.
Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children | ABC News
ABC News | January 19, 2018
Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families | ABC News
ABC News | January 19, 2018
The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children
Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests | CBC
CBC | January 19, 2018
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.
New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health workers with moral objections | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan on Thursday announced the creation of a new conscience and religious freedom division that will help protect doctors, nurses and other health-care  workers who decline to participate in care that goes against their moral or religious convictions. Speaking at an event featuring Republican lawmakers and religious leaders, Hargan noted that […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsCDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear blastFirst treatment approv...
After #MeToo, phone app allows you to legally consent to sex | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law.
A look at the cognitive test that Trump aced — and why it's 'not considered definitive' | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing.
Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011 | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every day.
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too
Predicting diseases could improve with new 'reliable' count of cell proteins | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
Scientists have produced what they say is the first reliable count of protein molecules in a simple cell. They hope the finding will lead to new ways to predict diseases such as cancer in more complex human cells.
Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case
The 10-year-old was healthy as ‘an ox.’ Then he caught a deadly case of the flu. | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
Nico Mallozzi was known for his antics, his sly smile — and his good health. The 10-year-old hockey player from New Canaan, Conn., is depicted in photographs suited up and looking fierce on the ice. His coaches said he “captivated, entertained and kept us on our toes,” according to a GoFundMe page. His mother said “he was like an ox” — strong […]Related:New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea.A family’s...
Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Several not-for-profit hospital groups will address drug shortages and high prices by creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs
New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
On eve of annual anti-abortion march, Trump administration announces new HHS office to protect conscience rights of doctors
Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Governors are calling on President Trump and Congress to do more to fight an opioid epidemic that's killing 90 Americans a day
Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
NIH's Fauci says agency in scramble to save research as government shutdown looms
Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids | CBC
CBC | January 18, 2018
Health officials urged Vancouver city council to push the boundaries and provide a safe supply of opioids to addicts to help curb the opioid crisis.
For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force
Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Mother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown
Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
White House doctor says President Donald Trump did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening he requested
Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
Scientists hunting universal vaccine to better protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too
'Do not eat': Teens warned against taking 'Tide pod challenge' | CBC
CBC | January 17, 2018
The latest social media fad called the "Tide pod challenge" has parents and health professionals worried and has led to an NFL star making a public service announcement against the dangerous trend.
A family’s wrenching goodbye to their 5-year-old touched hearts. Days later, she died. | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 17, 2018
Braylynn Lawhon's nickname was Princess Bel. Nurses in Florida recently dressed the terminally ill 5-year-old girl in a canary yellow ball gown, “hoping she'll wake up and lose her mind over how she turned into a princess overnight,” her mother wrote Friday on Facebook. “What she doesn't know, though, is that she has ALWAYS been a […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea.CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable...
Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has prompted a Texas school district to cancel classes for a week and a California hospital to set up at triage tent
Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says | CBC
CBC | January 17, 2018
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market.
Read President Donald Trump's full physical report | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
The presidential physician said Trump's "overall health is excellent."
Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'
Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic | CBC
CBC | January 17, 2018
New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic.
U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade, Gallup survey suggests | CBC
CBC | January 17, 2018
The number of Americans without health-care insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, according to a new Gallup poll.
3 complementary natural remedies for the flu | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down some well-researched natural flu relief options.
Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law
U.K. names minister to tackle 'silent epidemic' of loneliness | CBC
CBC | January 17, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given one of her cabinet ministers the task of coming up with a national strategy to combat loneliness in the U.K.
Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province | ABC News
ABC News | January 16, 2018
Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province
Stifling a sneeze can rupture your pharynx, doctors warn | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
Holding back a sneeze by pinching your nose while keeping your mouth closed may cause physical injury, doctors writing in the journal BML Case Reports have reaffirmed.
How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental state | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health — likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip. And one Arab-Canadian couldn't be prouder.
Surviving cancer can be just as hard as having it | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
Geoff Eaton has had cancer twice. He wants more people to realize that the fight against cancer continues long after you’ve survived the disease.
Breastfeeding appears to cut risk of Type 2 diabetes in women | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
A 30-year national study in the U.S. says women who breastfeeding for six months or longer seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes.
P.E.I., N.B. close diabetes camps for kids | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunswick.