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Health: U.S. study on health benefits of moderate alcohol intake shut down over ethical...

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and...

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: Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable (Report)

While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax, expert Corrine McIssac says the type of sores she had on her body are preventable.On Jan. 22, Dunnington's family...

Health: State appeals court reinstates California’s right-to-die law (Report)

A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay...

Health: Drug patents could be Canada’s special weapon in U.S. trade dispute (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.Remember how...

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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...