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  • Parents of Charlie Gard brace for new court fight

    July 13, 2017 9:45 AM 15

    LONDON - The parents of a baby with a rare disease are returning to a court in London, hoping for a fresh analysis of their wish to take the critically ill child to the United States for medical treatment. Charlie Gard's parents face a hearing Thursday with Britain's most famous children's hospital amid a disagreement on how best to care for the 11-month

  • Loblaw recalling chicken nuggets over salmonella fears

    July 13, 2017 3:45 AM 14

    BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it is recalling select packages of chicken nuggets out of what "an abundance of caution." Loblaw says the recalled nuggets bear a best-before code of "2018 MR 15" and were sold prior to Wednesday in most of the country at Loblaw stores and at affiliated outlets such as No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore

  • Smoky skies bulletin issued for Revelstoke area

    July 12, 2017 7:49 PM 15

    Interior Health and Ministry of Environment warn people about effects of smoke from B.C. fires Environment Canada is advising people to avoid strenuous outdoor activities as smoke from fires in central B.C. blanket much of the province. The Ministry of Environment and Interior Health issued a special air quality statement and a smoky skies bulletin Wednesday

  • Local hospitals get funds for upgrades and repairs

    July 11, 2017 7:23 PM 16

    The province is providing nearly $700,000 to area hospitals for repairs and upgrades. In a release Tuesday, the province announced $217,234 for the North Bay Regional Health Centre and $476,485 for the West Nipissing General Hospital. The two local facilities are among 20 hospital in Northeastern Ontario to receive a share of the Health Infrastructure

  • Overdose warning system aims to alert users about potentially deadly drugs

    July 11, 2017 5:53 PM 11

    VANCOUVER -- Medical health officers in the Vancouver area are aiming to quickly warn drug users about clusters of overdoses and batches of contaminated drugs based on reports from people who use illegal substances. Vancouver Coastal Health says the data will help staff decide what action needs to be taken to prevent fatal overdoses in the midst of an opioid

  • Windsor Hospitals To Get Over $1.4M

    July 11, 2017 5:40 PM 7

    The province is investing $175-million for repairs at hospitals across Ontario, and Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare will get a share of it. The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network says Windsor Regional Hospital will get $714,137, while Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare will receive $755,937. Funding from the province will allow

  • Schumer in Syracuse visit: Feds too slow to stop Lyme disease

    July 7, 2017 5:00 PM 6

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a survivor of Lyme disease, says the federal government is falling behind in its effort to battle the tick-borne disease, despite a move by Congress to boost research into a vaccine. Schumer, D-N.Y., planned to visit Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool on Friday afternoon to draw attention to the growing number of Lyme disease

  • Charlie Gard's mom says terminally ill baby not suffering

    July 7, 2017 11:22 AM 19

    LONDON - The mother of a terminally ill baby in London says that recent international support has revived her hopes for her son's life, and that he is not suffering. Connie Yates told Good Morning Britain Friday that recent intervention attempts from Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump have played a role in extending her son Charlie Gard's time on life-support

  • Drug-resistant 'superbug gonorrhea' is emerging, WHO warns

    July 7, 2017 12:01 AM 18

    Health agency calls for quick development of new drugs to treat sexually transmitted disease Untreatable cases of "superbug gonorrhoea" have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. On Thursday, WHO and a global team of researchers published a study in the journal PLoS Medicine highlighting

  • Your Key Source for Island News & Culture

    July 5, 2017 11:40 AM 17

    11:55 am | ‘These guests basically utilize the beach at night as their own personal entertainment venue.’... 09:54 am | At the pinnacle of Longboat luxury properties stands the Ohana Estate priced at $19.9 million.... 09:45 am | The building provides a base of operations for collaborating scientists from around the world.... 01:05 am | Officer says video