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Health: Analyzing the ick factor: U of A study looks at deterrents to being...

If you're looking to make a little extra coin — as well as providing relief for people with health issues — why not donate your poop to science?That question was central to a study led by...
Tiny pacemaker prototype may do away with big surgeries on babies

Tiny pacemaker prototype may do away with big surgeries on babies

Rohan Kumthekar, M.D., a cardiology fellow working in Dr. Charles Berul's bioengineering lab at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of Children's National Health System, presents a prototype for a miniature...
Research to find biological sex from a single tooth

Research to find biological sex from a single tooth

A team led by UC Davis researchers have come up with a new way to estimate the biological sex of human skeletal remains based on protein traces from teeth. Estimating the sex of human remains...

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: 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,...

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: Massage therapy self-regulation doesn’t go far enough to protect Quebecers, federation says (Report)

If you see a chiropractor, an acupuncturist or even a hearing-aid audiologist in Quebec, they must be licensed and are regulated by the province's professional code.Massage therapists, however, are under no such obligations.Despite...
Fake NHS Psychiatrist case puts thousands of doctors under scrutiny

Fake NHS Psychiatrist case puts thousands of doctors under scrutiny

The backgrounds of 3,000 foreign doctors are being urgently checked after a conwoman with no qualifications was allowed to work as an NHS psychiatrist for 22 years. Zholia Alemi, 56, claimed to have a degree...

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: Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a ‘do not hire’ list under...

A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used...

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Man spots strange gray creature in Ohio

A former Marine reportedly saw a strange looking gray creature in Ohio. According to the Dec. 20 report from Unexplained Mysteries and the Dec....