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  • Charlie Gard’s Story Is a Powerful Warning

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM 6

    This is a siren of the danger that comes with giving the government too much control. Children have their own rights. They are not the property of their parents. In this sad case (“Farewell, Charlie Gard,” Review & Outlook, July 25), Charlie’s right to minimize his own suffering had to be weighed against the rights of his parents to make medical decisions

  • Rabies vaccines to be dropped in Wellington-Dufferin

    July 31, 2017 4:40 PM 16

    Baiting to be distributed by hand in urban areas and by air in forested and agricultural areas The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is beginning to drop rabies vaccine packs in Wellington and Dufferin County, to reduce the risk of rabies in wildlife. The ministry started to distribute vaccine baits by hand in urban areas, including in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

  • Spate of drug overdoses in Toronto wakeup call, experts say

    July 31, 2017 12:19 PM 17

    Four people dead and more than 20 reported overdoses in downtown Toronto The deaths of four people and more than 20 reported overdoses in downtown Toronto between Thursday and Sunday prompted police to issue a public alert. The number is small compared to what has been recorded in Vancouver, where the city's police service says 25 people died from drug overdoses

  • Health Canada issues measles warning for 16 European destinations

    July 29, 2017 1:14 PM 10 1

    Health Canada has issued a travel advisory for 16 European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and England which have been dealing with an outbreak of measles. The highly contagious disease can easily be spread through direct contact or droplets in the air. It can linger in the air for upwards of three hours. Early symptoms include small

  • Charlie Gard, British baby who was focus of legal health battle, has died

    July 28, 2017 5:37 PM 27

    The baby, who had a rare genetic disease, died just days shy of his 1st birthday Critically ill baby Charlie Gard, whose medical and legal story in Britain sparked compassion and controversy around the world, has died. The Daily Mail reported the death, citing the boy's mother, Connie Yates. The child, who had a rare genetic disease called mitochondrial

  • ‘Profiled and powerless’: Report released into Indigenous women’s claims of tubal ligation coercion

    July 27, 2017 8:04 PM 11

    Several Indigenous women who claim they felt coerced into undergoing tubal ligations in Saskatoon hospitals after giving birth felt “invisible, profiled and powerless,” an external review launched into their allegations revealed Thursday. The 56-page report, which was compiled over a six-month period, involved interviews with seven Indigenous women

  • Mom and baby spared traumatic birth after heart surgery performed inside the womb

    July 26, 2017 4:23 AM 13

    The procedure saved baby Sebastian from potentially severe complications after birth, doctors say Kristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was "the most amazing sound I've ever heard." "They always prepped us for a blue baby," she said. "They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen

  • U.K. parents withdraw legal action over their critically ill baby

    July 24, 2017 2:10 PM 10

    LONDON -- The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed. Charlie's mother, Connie Yates, hugged her husband Chris Gard as they described their decision to "let our son go." Recent

  • Parents withdraw legal action over their sick baby

    July 24, 2017 1:53 PM 34

    LONDON -- The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that the window of opportunity to help him had closed. Chris Gard and Connie Yates wept as they withdrew their appeal during a London High Court hearing, signalling the end of a legal

  • Doctors puzzled as cancer patients' grey hair darkens

    July 21, 2017 3:41 PM 36

    CHICAGO -- Cancer patients' grey hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests