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

    August 9, 2017 11:02 PM 20

    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 38

    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 17

    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 20

    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 37

    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 20

    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 21 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

  • Public health investigating legionnaires' disease outbreak

    August 4, 2017 9:03 PM 25

    Hamilton public health is trying to determine what's causing an outbreak of legionnaires' disease. The bacterium, which is typically found in warm water environments, is a type of pneumonia. The city says it has gotten reports of six cases of the infection since the beginning of July, which is "at the high end of the expected number of cases for this time period

  • B.C. drug deaths reach 780 in June, up 88 per cent from same time last year

    August 4, 2017 5:37 PM 16

    VANCOUVER -- 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

  • City of Windsor launches strategy to deal with opioid use

    August 4, 2017 4:01 PM 12

    Flanked by health officials and police, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens announced a new local strategy to deal with opioid use in the City of Windsor. Mayor Dilkens released details of the plan at a media conference Friday. Dilkens says the main goal of the strategy is to create long-term solutions for what’s becoming a major community safety and policing