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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,...

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: Road safety advocates want next city council to ‘step up,’ boost cycling network...

Daniella Levy-Pinto
 has lost track of the number of times she's nearly been hit by cars turning right on red lights.As someone with complete vision loss, Levy-Pinto gets around Toronto by relying on...

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: 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: Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes (Report)

People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.Researchers examined data from 34 previous...

Health: Costs of hearing-related health claims on the rise in Canadian military (Report)

The cost of health claims related to hearing loss among members of Canada's military is rising, due in part to the reluctance of members to wear protective equipment and because the most suitable...

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...

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...

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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....