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  • This blood-sucking species is invading Lake Erie in increasing numbers

    October 6, 2017 12:10 PM 25

    Sea lampreys have a suction cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth that latch onto the flesh of other fish A blood-sucking parasitic fish is invading Lake Erie in increasing numbers. The sea lamprey has a suction cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth that latch onto the flesh of other fish. "They bore a hole through the side of the fish, feeding on the fish's

  • Madagascar's Red Cross works to curb deadly plague outbreak

    October 6, 2017 10:03 AM 30

    JOHANNESBURG -- Madagascar's Red Cross is stepping up efforts to stem a plague outbreak that has killed 30 people and spread into urban areas. Red Cross officials said Friday that the situation is particularly worrying because pneumonic plague, which is spread from person to person, has occurred for the first time in non-endemic areas and crowded cities

  • Health unit warns over spike in whooping cough cases in London

    October 4, 2017 10:38 PM 25

    Health officials have reported 15 confirmed cases of pertussis since June The Middlesex London Health Unit is reporting a spike in highly contagious whooping cough cases across the city. Last year, health officials monitored six cases of the respiratory disease, falling in line with the average number of about six to eight cases per year. Since June of this year, the health

  • The Health Unit celebrates World Breastfeeding week

    October 4, 2017 7:20 PM 20

    The Health Unit joins the rest of Canada in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from October 1-7, 2017. This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together – which encourages working together as a community in creating a safe and supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies. “Whether or not a mother feels supported by her community

  • CHUM preps for transition to new downtown facility

    October 4, 2017 6:39 PM 11

    CHUM is making preparations as patients get set to move to the new CHUM facility this weekend. The first patients will be transferred this Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5 a.m. from the St. Luc Hospital. Due to the proximity of the two facilities, the move will be facilitated by an inside passageway specially constructed for the transition. The operation is being

  • Race for the Cure runner fights to win her personal race with breast cancer

    October 2, 2017 3:23 AM 13

    The battle against breast cancer took center stage in Downtown Fresno on Sunday. The most important steps towards surviving breast cancer are often the scariest. Anna Engelberg knows firsthand. "I'm here because I was diagnosed with breast cancer about four weeks ago," said Anna Engelberg, breast cancer patient. Engelberg started Sunday's Race for the Cure alongside

  • Survivors join thousands of Calgary runners in CIBC Run for the Cure

    October 1, 2017 11:41 PM 20

    It was just one moment in an already emotional day, but an important one for cancer survivor Barb Montgomery. "When we released all the balloons, it was very special. I had six names on there of people that I've lost, so I sent the balloon up for them," said Montgomery, a survivor of triple-negative breast cancer. Montgomery was one of the more than 5,000 Calgarians

  • PDEA poses no objection to the proposed bill lawfully allowing use of marijuana

    October 1, 2017 3:59 AM 21

    The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it poses no objection to the proposed bill that would lawfully allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes but cited that certain conditions must be followed to provide safeguards under the law. PDEA director general Aaron N. Aquino issued the revelation after the committee on health of the House

  • Mayor wishes T.O.'s top cop a speedy recovery from kidney transplant

    September 30, 2017 9:11 PM 22

    Toronto’s mayor covered both art and science during his city rounds Saturday. At the unveiling of a nature-themed mural in a public housing complex near Victoria Park and Finch Aves., in Scarborough, John Tory addressed the Toronto Police chief’s impending kidney transplant. ”On behalf of all Toronto residents, I wish Chief Mark Saunders and his wife Stacey

  • Physical abuse, punishment may impact kids’ academic performance

    September 30, 2017 9:02 AM 14

    Is your child not engaging and performing well in classroom activities? It may be the result of physical abuse and punishment that he or she is subjected to at home, researchers have found. The findings showed that children’s exposure to mild, harsh and abusive physical abuse at home was associated with decreases in children’s cognitive performance