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Male Birth Control Gel Works in Monkeys, Research Shows

Male Birth Control Gel Works in Monkeys, Research Shows

Male contraceptive gel effective in monkeys, but will it work in humans?. For over a century men who did not want to father a child had but one permament option for contraception. But according to the results of a study conducted at the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) there could be an alternative to a vasectomy that is as ... Read More »

Pet Medications Could Harm Children, Says New Research

Pet Medications Could Harm Children, Says New Research

If your pet is taking any type of medication, be sure to store it away from small children. A new research warned children at home may be at risk of poisoning from medications meant for the family pet. Experts looked at more than 1,400 calls made to the Ohio Poison Center regarding vet medicines. They found almost 90-percent of the ... Read More »

Heavy Lifting, Working Nights Can Hamper Fertility, Says New Study

Heavy Lifting, Working Nights Can Hamper Fertility, Says New Study

Women who work night shifts may find it harder to become pregnant, researchers have found. According to the study, heavy lifting and work outside normal office hours could have a potential effect on a woman’s ability to conceive. The US study, published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal. “Our study suggests that women who are planning pregnancy should be ... Read More »

Health Canada approves three supervised injection sites in Montreal

Health Canada approves three supervised injection sites in Montreal

Health Canada has given Montreal approval to open three supervised drug injection sites, making it only the second city in the country to have the facilities on its territory. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the approval of the request on Monday afternoon. The provincial government approved the notion of introducing supervised drug injection facilties two years ago, but the ... Read More »

British Columbia oysters linked to recent gastrointestinal illness cases

British Columbia oysters linked to recent gastrointestinal illness cases

So far this year, 24 cases of gastrointestinal illnesses in Ontario have been traced to raw or undercooked oysters. Dr. David McKeown, the province’s acting chief medical officer of health, said Thursday that the illnesses in question all showed symptoms similar to those of Norovirus. Cooking oysters at an internal temperature of 90 Degrees Celsius (194 Degrees Fahrenheit) for a ... Read More »

Popular Adult Website Pornhub launches sex education centre

Popular Adult Website Pornhub launches sex education centre

The newest source for sexual health information may not be one you’d expect, but it’s worth checking out. Pornhub will be launching a free online resource for viewers, providing advice and information on sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. The Pornhub Sexual Health Center is surprising, but I think, totally exciting. The site on Wednesday, February 1, took on the challenge ... Read More »

Doctors Remove Little Girl’s Large Facial Tumor (Video)

Doctors Remove Little Girl's Large Facial Tumor

Doctors in Shreveport successfully have removed a rare tumor from a 3-year-old Brazilian girl’s face. Melyssa Delgado Braga had suffered from a myxoma, a usually benign tumor in children yet one that progresses aggressively. “It was heartbreaking,” Dr. Ghali, who secured housing for Braga’s family and convinced the health system to underwrite the cost of her hospital stay, told PEOPLE. ... Read More »

Melissa Benoit: Canadian woman lives for six days without lungs

Melissa Benoit: Canadian woman lives for six days without lungs

Doctors in Ontario say they saved a woman’s life by removing her lungs for six days. Melissa Benoit, 32, was born with cystic fibrosis and contracted a severe lung infection that landed her in a Toronto hospital. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Benoit was battling ... Read More »

Human stem cells grown in pig embryos (new research)

Human stem cells grown in pig embryos (new research)

Scientists may one day overcome the problem of organ shortages for transplantation by growing spare human organs in other animals. A group led by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has taken the first big step toward making this a reality. Combining cutting-edge gene-editing and stem-cell technologies, the scientists were able to grow a rat pancreas, heart and ... Read More »

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on January 25, 2017.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on January 25, 2017.

Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 is Wednesday, January 25 and Canada’s groundbreaking mental health initiative will offer new ways for Canadians everywhere to get engaged and drive Bell’s funding of mental health care, research, anti-stigma and workplace initiatives across Canada. “Not only did we celebrate another record Bell Let’s Talk Day in January 2016, together we kept the conversation about ... Read More »