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  • $1.2M for consumption site: Alberta still seeing high number of opioid deaths

    August 16, 2017 11:03 PM 6

    CALGARY -- Alberta continues to see high numbers of overdose deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids. A second-quarter report for 2017 shows that 119 people died from an apparent fentanyl-related overdose between April 1 and June 30. The report says 122 people died in the first three months of the year from an apparent fentanyl overdose

  • Lambton Health Unit issue reminder of prevention kits and training following overdoses

    August 11, 2017 4:54 PM 7

    Following three reported overdoses likely involving fentanyl in Sarnia, the Lambton Health Unit is reminding the public of available prevention kids and training for drug users. The Health Unit says that is recommended that people who use drugs to not use alone, to contact them about Naloxone, and to call 911 if signs of an overdose are present

  • Marijuana users risk death from high blood pressure

    August 11, 2017 9:47 AM 20

    People who smoke marijuana are three times more likely to die as a result of high blood pressure, according to new research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. During the study, by Georgia State University in the United States, the researchers cross compared data from 1,213 marijuana users with mortality statistics, and adjusted

  • The Worcestershire ME Social Group’s Afternoon Tea on 10 August at 14:30

    August 9, 2017 11:02 PM 13

    The Worcestershire ME Social Group’s next Afternoon Tea will be on Thursday 10 August. All people affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), PVFS (Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome), and FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome), will be welcomed at this get together for an afternoon cuppa and chat. People meet casually as a social group

  • West Nile Virus found in Perth County

    August 9, 2017 6:15 PM 27

    A mosquito has tested positive for West Nile Virus in the north-eastern part of Mitchell. The Perth County Health Unit says it’s the first mosquito to test positive this season in that area. The health unit has been trapping and testing mosquitoes in Listowel, Stratford, St. Marys and Mitchell since June. They applied one round of larvicide to catch

  • Charlie Gard opened his eyes, looked at his parents right before dying

    August 8, 2017 5:35 AM 11

    LONDON, England, August 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – It took 12 minutes for Charlie Gard to die after his ventilator was removed, his parents said in a new interview, and he "opened his eyes and looked at us one last time and closed them before he passed away." Charlie died just one week before his first birthday. He captured the world's attention when his parents

  • Charlie Gard will be buried with his cuddly toy monkeys

    August 7, 2017 8:39 PM 12

    Charlie Gard’s parents have spoken of their grief as they prepare to bury their son with his cuddly toy monkeys. His death on Friday ended months of turmoil in which Connie Yates and Chris Gard fought for treatment they hoped would save him. His mother said last night: ‘We should be planning Charlie’s first birthday but instead we’re planning his funeral’

  • Was an Australian teen eaten by mystery sea creatures?

    August 7, 2017 11:19 AM 30

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- A teenager who went for a swim at a Melbourne beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts. Sam Kanizay's legs felt sore after playing a game of football on Saturday, so he decided to soak them at the beach. About 30 minutes later, the 16-year-old walked out of the water with his feet and ankles

  • Internet outage meant lost blood donations in Atlantic Canada

    August 5, 2017 9:50 PM 13

    When much of Atlantic Canada lost cellphone and internet service Friday, it didn’t just inconvenience citizens; it hurt Canadian Blood Services at a critical time. The four-hour internet disruption meant staff members at every blood clinic in the region were left with blank computer screens during clinic hours. No internet meant no screening of donors

  • 780 overdose deaths have B.C. officials urging people to not use drugs alone

    August 5, 2017 1:22 AM 15 1

    British Columbia’s health officials are considering plans to offer an overdose reversing drug online and urging drug users not to use alone after an 88 per cent increase in deaths. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said many of the 780 fatalities between January and June were among people who died alone. There were 414 deaths during the same period last year. Lapointe