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  • Toronto HIV-AIDS hospital doubles its capacity, launches new awareness campaign

    October 25, 2017 5:38 PM 31

    The expansion of Casey House means the Toronto facility will now be able to care for 650 people. Canada’s only stand-alone hospital dedicated to those living with HIV-AIDS has doubled its capacity with the completion of a $38 million redevelopment project. The expansion of Casey House means the Toronto facility will now be able to care for 650 people

  • Judge allows parents to force-feed anorexic daughter

    October 25, 2017 12:58 PM 32

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A New Jersey judge has cleared the way for parents to force-feed their 20-year-old anorexic daughter. The judge on Tuesday ruled the woman, known as S.A., was incapable of making her own decisions and gave her parents the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Her lawyer had argued that she wanted to make her own decisions

  • Powdered Carfentanil turns up in Waterloo Region

    October 24, 2017 7:28 PM 26

    A drug 10,000 times more toxic than morphine has once again been detected in Waterloo Region, health authorities say. The Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Strategy said Tuesday that a powdered form of Carfentanil had been found in a recent Waterloo Regional Police drug seizure. Carfentanil is odourless and tasteless, and cannot be detected by sight. It can be added

  • It's Not You, A Phobia Of Snakes And Spiders Is Actually Built Into Our DNA

    October 23, 2017 1:57 PM 29

    When the child’s gaze rested upon the snake or spider, rather than the other animals, their pupils enlarged significantly - a classic physiological signpost that a human is experiencing internal stress. “In constant light conditions this change in size of the pupils is an important signal for the activation of the noradrenergic system in the brain, which

  • Conjoined twins born in Gaza will need care abroad

    October 23, 2017 12:30 PM 48

    GAZA, Palestinian Territory -- A Palestinian doctor says a rare pair of conjoined twins born in the Gaza Strip is in good health, but will need treatment abroad. Dr. Allam Abu Hamda, a neonatal specialist at Gaza's Shifa hospital, said Monday that the girls are in "stable" condition and doctors have begun feeding them. The sisters were born Saturday

  • We Are Born With a Fear of Spiders and Snakes Because They Killed Our Fearless Ancestors

    October 23, 2017 3:56 AM 54

    Spiders are gross and scary, a fact that even babies as young as six months old seem to know. Aversion to spiders and snakes is a widespread trait that seems to transcend culture lines, but until now it was not clear just where this fear stems from. Now a new study has found strong evidence to suggest that our fear of creepy crawlers is not learned but rather

  • Liberals accused of tax grab by clawing back disability credit for diabetics

    October 23, 2017 12:58 AM 22

    Diabetes Canada joined Conservative politicians to denounce what they say is a clawback of a disability tax credit to help diabetics manage a disease that can cost $15,000 annually. OTTAWA—Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics

  • Caviar recalled due to risk of botulism, Canadian Food Inspection Agency says

    October 20, 2017 1:53 PM 39

    OTTAWA -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of caviar is being recalled because it may contain a dangerous toxin. It says the caviar has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The recalled item is sold in 100-gram jars with a best before date of Aug. 30, 2018. The CFIA says there have been no reported

  • Rheumatoid arthritis associated with increased risk of COPD

    October 20, 2017 9:40 AM 36

    Washington DC: Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? It might put you at an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings of a new study indicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions. Research has demonstrated an association

  • Alberta says Health Canada approves safe injection sites in Edmonton, Lethbridge

    October 18, 2017 7:10 PM 38

    Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada approval to offer safe injection sites for opioid drugs. Alberta Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne says the decision will help save lives by reducing drug overdoses. Payne says Health Canada is expected to make a decision about a safe injection site in Calgary by the end of the month