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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 4

April 18, 2018 4:20 PM New York City house mice carry deadly disease-causing bacteria, studies find

The C. difficile, E. cola, Salmonella and other bacteria found in mouse droppings can make someone very sick —and even be fatal. Mice living in Chelsea had more viruses than others —some of which may be a throwback to meat market days, Lipkin said. While humans can’t pick up those viruses, the C. difficile, E. cola, Salmonella and other bacteria found 11

April 12, 2018 3:03 PM ‘It can be incredibly isolating’: Mariah Carey reveals she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001

“I didn’t want to carry around the stigma of a lifelong disease that would define me and potentially end my career,” Carey said in an interview with People magazine. “I was so terrified of losing everything.” Mariah Carey, the superstar singer who has lived in the public eye for three decades, has acknowledged that, in 2001, she was diagnosed with bipolar 8

April 7, 2018 10:00 AM This man's climb up the CN Tower is a journey back to health after devastating illness

Condo stairwell becomes a training ground for Julian Backhouse, 65, who has Wilson's Disease Julian Backhouse grabs the handrail at the foot of a flight of stairs in his 11-storey condo building in Mississauga. "Ten of these flights," says Backhouse, "is the height of the CN Tower," and with that, he pulls himself up for his daily climb. His condo stairwell 12

April 4, 2018 10:35 PM Zika infection after birth causes brain damage in monkeys

Findings have implications for monitoring Zika in young children, pediatric researcher says Complications from the Zika virus in babies born to women who were infected during pregnancy are well known. Now researchers working with monkeys say infections after birth could also result in brain abnormalities. When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 10

March 31, 2018 3:57 PM Hundreds line streets of Cambridge outside Stephen Hawking’s funeral

LONDON—Hundreds of people lined the streets of the English city of Cambridge on Saturday, breaking into applause as the hearse carrying the remains of famed British scientist Stephen Hawking arrived at the church. Some 500 guests had been invited to the private funeral at St. Mary the Great church for the service honouring Hawking, who died on March 10

March 30, 2018 8:00 AM Every bit of exercise counts in reducing risk of early death: Study

'It's the total physical activity that matters,' says cardiologist and researcher William Kraus This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. There's a lot of conflicting advice out there about how much exercise is enough to stay healthy 12

March 23, 2018 1:24 AM Ottawa vows to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030

Inuit communities have seen higher rates of infection than non-Indigenous communities The federal government is promising to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030. Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed made the announcement in Ottawa Friday ahead of World Tuberculosis Day. They've 54

March 22, 2018 1:19 PM Entertainer Frank Avruch, known for portraying Bozo the Clown, dies at 89

BOSTON—Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children’s TV program Bozo the Clown, has died. He was 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV . Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular 16

March 13, 2018 11:50 PM A Pennsylvania lawmaker says he has a way to stop bullies: Fine their parents up to $750

“Parental accountability is a big factor in bullying,” State Rep. Frank Burns said. “A lot of parents refuse to believe that their son or daughter is bullying people. They want to believe that their kid is great and would not do such a thing.” A lawmaker from Pennsylvania says he wants to crack down on bullying. One way to do so, he says, is to punish 21