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Health: Ontario’s Darlington nuclear reactor to produce isotope used for medical imaging (Report)

A subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation is partnering with U.S.-based BWX Technologies to help produce radioactive isotopes used to diagnose such conditions as cancer and heart disease.Ontario Power Generation says its Darlington nuclear...

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: Death of woman hospitalized for ‘horrific’ bedsore sparks criminal investigation (Report)

Editor's note and warning: A highly disturbing photo of Chrissy Dunnington's bedsore is contained at the bottom of this story. The photo has been provided by her family to show the extent of...

Health: Pay more attention to depression as a side-effect of many medications, researchers say...

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.A new...

Health: Theatregoers with epilepsy warned of seizure risk from bright lights in Incredibles 2...

Disney is warning theatregoers with epilepsy not to watch its latest summer blockbuster because several scenes in the movie can trigger seizures because of repeating bright flashing lights.The animated movie Incredibles 2 opened last...

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: 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: Mental health impacts for homeowners with flooded basements long after water recedes, says...

Victims of basement flooding continue to be stressed out about it long after they've finished cleaning up, and many miss work to deal with the issue.That's according to new research just released by the...

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...

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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...