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September 18, 2018 12:04 AM Type 1 diabetes can’t stop Atlanta’s Adam Duvall from living MLB dream

On one side of his stomach, Duvall wears the glucose sensor, which looks like a small plastic disc. It’s held on with a sticky patch, and it sends blood sugar numbers to his pump. His insulin pump is connected to the other side of his stomach. Several inches of plastic tubing serve as the drip line that keeps him alive. That tubing connects to Duvall’s 9

September 1, 2018 11:52 PM Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C

Fraser Health says most people in good health do not get the disease when exposed to the bacteria, but the elderly, smokers and people with chronic lung conditions or compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and resemble symptoms often found in cases of pneumonia 9

August 24, 2018 7:24 PM There is no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

A new global study from the British journal The Lancet found that the safest level of drinking was none. The study, published Thursday, analyzed data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease report to determine levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries for males and females ages 15 to 49 between 1990 to 2016. Researchers found alcohol 9

July 31, 2018 4:16 PM Golfer Jarrod Lyle opts for palliative care over further treatment for cancer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday. The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease 18

July 21, 2018 6:53 PM Biotech IPO boom comes with side effects

Upstart companies are taking advantage of this market strength, and investors are rewarding them. Kidney disease specialist Tricida, which doesn’t yet have a drug on the market, raised about $250 million in an offering earlier this month, and commands a valuation above $1 billion. Shares of Solid Biosciences, a gene therapy startup that raised about 14

July 21, 2018 2:33 AM David Spade says family coming together after Kate Spade’s death

Less than three weeks after Spade’s death, her father, Earl Brosnahan, died at age 89 — the day before his daughter’s funeral. Shortly after his wife’s death, Andy Spade released a statement noting she had “suffered from depression and anxiety.” David Spade has made a $100,000 (U.S.) donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which provides 13

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 14

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 14

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 25

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 42