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  • Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry

    September 18, 2017 5:06 AM 9

    ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, rendering them useless as a food fish. The lice are a problem on salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway

  • Fears GPs will be replaced with ‘physician associates’

    September 17, 2017 6:22 PM 8

    The NHS must not use the new medical profession of “physician associates” as a replacement for doctors, a Royal College has warned. Fresh guidance for employers from the Royal College of Physicians says it is “imperative” that bosses do not use physician associates (PAs) to fill gaps where a doctor or nurse would be more appropriate. The college, which

  • Beachcomber Hot Tubs® Proudly Supports BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Dream Lottery

    September 14, 2017 10:24 AM 13

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 14, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – ​Beachcomber Hot Tubs®, an industry-leading manufacturer of home spas worldwide, is proud to be a sponsoring supplier for the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery. As a flagship fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Dream Home Lottery has raised millions to support

  • Child heart patients treated for rare surgical infection

    September 12, 2017 6:51 PM 12

    NEW ORLEANS -- At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The hospital's chief medical officer says the infections were linked to a machine that regulates a patient's temperature during heart surgery. Dr. John Heaton says the machine

  • Paraplegic French girl bloodied in rat attack in Roubaix

    September 9, 2017 11:07 PM 9

    A paraplegic French girl was attacked by a pack of rats who left her bloodied and devoured parts of her body while she slept, according to the New York Post. The 14-year-old girl ​was sleeping on a medical bed in her ​family’s ​home in Roubaix when ​the rodent attack occurred, BBC reported. The ​disabled woman​, identified as “Samantha” by local media

  • Saskatchewan latest province to help protect boys from cancer with HPV vaccine

    September 8, 2017 6:27 PM 7

    REGINA -- Saskatchewan has become the latest province to offer a free vaccine to help protect boys from some types of cancer. The province says that starting this school year about 7,500 Grade 6 boys will be eligible to receive the HPV vaccine. The human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in Canada and is linked to a number

  • Raising awareness of fetal alcohol disorders

    September 8, 2017 12:15 PM 30

    Timmins Mayor Steve Black this week proclaimed Sept. 9, 2017 “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day” for the City of Timmins. Every year on Sept. 9, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day is commemorated around the world. Parents, professionals, individuals living with FASD and other people around the world will observe FASD Awareness

  • Canadian Universities Stocking Up On Anti-Opioid Overdose Kits

    September 6, 2017 12:35 PM 29

    Staff are being trained on how to deal with opioid overdoses. HALIFAX — Some Canadian universities are gearing up for the new academic year by training staff on how to deal with opioid overdoses and equipping them with naloxone kits. The University of King's College in Halifax has taught staff how to administer naloxone, the potentially life-saving antidote

  • DOH plans to include Japanese encephalitis in 2018 vaccination program

    September 6, 2017 6:41 AM 25

    MANILA – Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Ubial said Tuesday they are planning to include Japanese encephalitis in their immunization program for next year. In an interview, Ubial noted though that there has been no surge in the incidence of Japanese encephalitis this year, compared to last year. “The cases reported this year are 72 percent lower than last year’s

  • Five people treated for overdoses after mixing drugs, alcohol at Cultus Lake

    September 4, 2017 10:25 PM 16 1

    LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – Alcohol and drugs don’t mix. That’s the message from Fraser Health after five people were sent to hospital for suspected overdoses at Cultus Lake over the weekend. Dr. Martin Lavoie with the authority says mixing booze and drugs can have a very serious consequences. “This is a reminder that drinking alcohol is fine, it’s just you need to be careful