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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: California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk (Report)

California health officials proposed a regulation change on Friday that would declare coffee does not present a significant cancer risk.The proposal would counter a recent state court ruling that found coffee should carry...

Health: Opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows (Report)

New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit.The numbers are being released as the government...

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: Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms (Report)

People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from 33 clinical trials that randomly assigned a...

Health: Sask.’s pharmacy college considers ban on non-prescription codeine products (Report)

Saskatchewan's regulatory body for pharmacists is eyeing a ban on the sale of non-prescription codeine products in pharmacies. Codeine is a narcotic found in pills and cough syrup used to relieve mild to moderate pain, according to...

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: 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: 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: Wettlaufer dressed up as Grim Reaper for Halloween at nursing home, inquiry told...

When she dressed up as the Grim Reaper for the nursing home Halloween party, nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer raised some eyebrows. But her colleagues at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont., say they didn't know she...

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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...