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Body parts scandal: Private firm stripped of contracts, Report

Body parts scandal: Private firm stripped of contracts, Report

A disposal company working for the U.K.’s National Health Service that stockpiled hundreds of tons of human body parts and dangerous waste has lost its contracts with the government. Health Minister Stephen Barclay told the...
Two children die from E.coli infection complications (PHE)

Two children die from E.coli infection complications (Public Health)

Two children from the same family have died after contracting E coli, officials at Public Health England (PHE) have revealed. The health body has not confirmed the ages of the children, but they are believed...
Brain-eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Visited Texas (Reports)

Brain-eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Visited Texas (Reports)

A 29-year-old New Jersey surfer's diagnosis with a rare amoeba disease was a shock to his family. And with just 34 other known cases in the U.S. in the past 10 years, the circumstances...

Health: ‘Helicopter parents’ may hinder kids’ emotional well-being (Report)

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. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.Are you...

Health: Ontario doctors to return to bargaining table after incoming government reaches out (Report)

Ontario's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, are expected to return to the bargaining table next month.The Ontario Medical Association says it agreed to resume negotiations after...

Health: There’s an adage in recovery that we can learn from other addicts’ mistakes....

I've spent the week contemplating the number 4,000. I have gone to sleep trying to to picture what 4,000 of something might look like: 4,000 grains of rice; 4,000 cans of pop; 4,000...

Health: Legalization comes with risks: Doctors reminding public that health effects of cannabis use...

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and...

Health: 152 severe bedsores reported at Nova Scotia long-term care facilities (Report)

The province revealed Thursday there are at least 152 cases of severe bedsores at Nova Scotia long-term care facilities, data gathered as police investigate the death of a woman whose family says she suffered from a...

Health: Ebola outbreak in Congo ‘largely contained,’ says WHO (Report)

The World Health Organization says there is "cautious optimism" that the Ebola outbreak in Congo may be winding down.In a report issued this week, the UN health agency and Congolese officials say that slightly over...

Health: Chemicals found in some U.S. water supplies more toxic than previously thought, report...

A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the U.S. is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized,...

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Game of Thrones and Porridge Actor Dies

Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93. The British actor died on Tuesday, December 6, it was confirmed. In...