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July 16, 2018 12:57 PM An Indiana man thought the gun he was cleaning was unloaded. His 6-year-old daughter is now dead

Gun manuals and training protocols remind owners to check to see if a weapon is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction before starting to clean. Yet accidental shootings are a significant cause of death in the U.S. In 2013, a North Carolina man was wiping down his shotgun when it unexpectedly went off and his 10-year-old son was shot in the head. In 2015, a Pennsylvania 6

June 15, 2018 2:49 PM Doctors not worried about aluminum foil

Experts weight on after online story suggests aluminum is 'neurotoxic' and can lead to mental decline Doctors are not warning about the deadly consequences of using aluminum foil, contrary to a story being shared on social media. Such online claims are not new. In one that surfaced this week on a diet and recipe site, the story suggests that aluminum 7

June 15, 2018 8:00 AM Reducing waste by banning plastic straws shouldn't come at the expense of accessibility

Single-use plastic straws are currently the best option available to people with certain disabilities There's a group of people whose needs are often overlooked when we talk about banning single-use plastic straws: people with disabilities. These are people who rely on using plastic straws on a daily basis — people like myself, a Canadian thalidomide 20

June 7, 2018 4:13 PM Medical examiner rules Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging

Spade's husband and business partner said she suffered from depression and anxiety New York City's chief medical examiner has ruled fashion designer Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging. The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment. A housekeeper discovered her body in her bedroom 30

June 5, 2018 12:19 AM Dwight Clark, who started an NFL dynasty with 'The Catch', dead at 61

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), which attacks cells that control muscles. He suspected playing football might 11

May 23, 2018 11:25 AM 2 Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in Congo are found dead

Another patient who fled has been found and is back under quarantine Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo river port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of medical charity Doctors Without Borders's (Médecins Sans Frontières) mission in the city said Wednesday. The third patient was found alive and is under observation by MSF and the World 24

May 22, 2018 3:27 AM Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

Philip Wilson, 67, pleaded not guilty and could face 2-year prison sentence An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip 32

May 4, 2018 8:00 PM Vancouver sees 74 per cent increase in overdose calls in final week of April

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the spike is the result of a toxic supply of drugs currently on the city streets. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the spike is the result of a toxic supply of drugs currently on the city streets, and people are urged to take precautions such as using supervised consumption sites. The city says its supporting initiatives aimed 19

April 25, 2018 10:00 AM Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut's tuberculosis outbreak

Dr. Sarah Giles, a family physician, says depth and scale of problem needs more attention for Inuit in Canada, which vowed to eliminate tuberculosis in the northern regions of Canada inhabited by Inuit by 2030. The federal government also pledged $27 million to eliminate TB in Inuit communities. A chest X-ray shows pulmonary tuberculosis in this file photo 18

April 20, 2018 4:14 PM Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says

Hungarian officials asked WHO for help after a scientist had an 'accidental exposure' to Ebola The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. The U.N. health agency said in an emailed 13