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November 30, 2018 3:53 PM U.S. urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

JOHANNESBURG—Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department 11

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 20

November 23, 2018 11:10 PM Ruling in Michigan genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates

“This is exactly how we got here. The defendants in this case had the victims shipped from Minnesota to Michigan, and the only way of holding them accountable for FGM was the federal statute,” Parker said in a statement. She said the court ruling “sends the message that the authorities are not serious about protecting girls, especially those in immigrant 12

November 12, 2018 3:49 PM NHL, retired players reach tentative settlement in concussion lawsuit

Attorneys for the retired players say the settlement would include a cash payment for players who choose to participate; neurological testing and assessment for players paid for by the league; an administrative fund to pay for the costs and up to $75,000 in medical treatment for players who test positive on two or more tests. The settlement would also set up a “Common 22

October 24, 2018 10:56 PM Agriculture Ministry says natural anthrax killed 13 bison in northern B.C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.—Thirteen bison on a farm in northeastern B.C. died of naturally acquired anthrax, a bacteria that the provincial Agriculture Ministry says can remain dormant in certain soil conditions for many years. The ministry says in a statement that the animals are thought to have contracted the disease from exposure to dormant anthrax spores 22

October 18, 2018 12:16 PM Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday. The agency said that 430 hectares (1.7 square miles) of land and nearly 3,500 homes 25

October 4, 2018 5:08 PM Critics slam Liberals over prescription drug cost ‘concession’ in USMCA pact

The medications, increasingly prescribed in Canada, are frequently used to treat debilitating conditions including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association President Jim Keon says allowing drug companies to keep data to themselves for an additional two years is a “step away” from an affordable national 21

October 3, 2018 11:39 AM Female scientist awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to Frances H. Arnold of the United States, and jointly to George P. Smith of the United States and Gregory P. Winter of Britain for their work on evolutionary science. Arnold is the second woman to be awarded the prize this year. University of Waterloo scientist Donna Strickland was awarded the prize 23

September 29, 2018 1:20 PM Risk of Ebola’s spread from Congo ‘very high’, WHO says

JOHANNESBURG—The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now “very high” after two confirmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated to contain because of a dense 27

September 26, 2018 8:15 PM Death toll for flu in U.S. last winter hit 80,000

NEW YORK—The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter—the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. “That’s huge,” said Dr. William 33