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Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire has died 11 years after receiving a new mouth, nose, and chin in the world’s first partial face transplant. In 2005, Professor Bernard Devauchelle and Dr Jean-Michel Dubernard attached a graft of the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor to replace parts of her destroyed face. According to reports in France, Dinoire, from Valenciennes, became seriously ... Read More »

Mom turns the tables on phone scammer (Video)

Mom turns the tables on phone scammer (Video)

A Canadian woman turned the tables on phone scammers with a brilliant acting performance. Dawn Belmonte got a voicemail from an 866 number known to be used by scammers, so she called back. The scammers told her she owed $2,500 or would face arrest. Belmonte posted a video she recorded of a telephone scammer attempting to con her. Within four ... Read More »

Poisonous mushrooms can make you sick or kill you “says BC CDC”

Poisonous mushrooms can make you sick or kill you, says BC CDC

It the time of year where serious mushroom foragers hit the forests for their favourite mushrooms, but there may be something lurking in the ground called the ‘death cap mushroom.” The BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Mycological Society are warning recreational mushroom hunters to use caution and common sense when foraging wild mushrooms. The warning follows an increase ... Read More »

Dad shares grief at loss of nine-year-old son

Dad shares grief at loss of nine-year-old son

A journalist has spoken out for the first time about the loss of his nine-year-old son to cancer in a bid to raise awareness of the disease. Saul Chapman, son of Trinity Mirror group development director Toby Chapman, died in September 2014 after an 11-month battle with a rare form of cancer that affected just 15 people in the UK ... Read More »

Ontario boy gets ‘bristle brush’ lodged in throat

Ontario boy gets bristle brush lodged in throat

A 6-year-old boy from Ontario required surgery after a bristle from a wire barbecue cleaning brush became lodged in his throat. CBC reports Anthony Fiore took a bit of a burger in June only to feel a sharp pain. “It felt like a needle,” he says. Twelve hours later, Anthony was in surgery having a wire bristle removed from his ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s New Drug could change millions of lives “Report”

Alzheimer's New Drug could change millions of lives, Report

A new experimental drug holding promise for Alzheimer’s S sufferers. A plaque-busting antibody being tested by Biogen stands a chance to become the first real treatment for Alzheimer’s and could settle a long-running debate over the true cause of the disease. Biogen’s drug, called aducanumab, was given to 165 patients, and the company says in those who took the highest ... Read More »

Health Canada says it will restrict fentanyl chemicals, Report

Canada says it will restrict fentanyl chemicals, Report

Canada plans to restrict six chemicals used to make the drug fentanyl in a bid to stem what it called a national opioid crisis, the Canadian health minister said Wednesday. The regulator says police have reported an increase in domestic production of illicit fentanyl. It’s a shift from pharmaceutical forms of the drug, like the patch. But critics say the ... Read More »

Surrey couple now closer as world reacts (Photo)

Surrey couple now closer as world reacts (Photo)

Ever since a photo of a heartbroken couple of 62 years sharing a tearful goodbye before returning to their separate nursing homes went viral, offers to help the couple have poured in from around the world. After 62 years of marriage, Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk are being forced to live apart. For eight months, the couple has been living in ... Read More »

New Catalog of DNA Variations Helps Find Roots of Disease

New Catalog of DNA Variations Helps Find Roots of Disease

Researchers say they are closer to pinning down the genetic causes of inherited diseases ranging from muscular dystrophy to certain types of heart disease after analysing the DNA of more than 60,000 people. “The scale and diversity of the ExAC resource is invaluable,” Daniel MacArthur, a geneticist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and co-author of a study that ... Read More »

Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction, Says New Study

Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction, Says New Study

A recent research conducted by Florida State University (FSU) Psychology Professor Jim McNulty and graduate student Heather Maranges found that when a married or cohabitating couple regularly get enough sleep, partners tend to view the relationship more positively. The study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, surveyed 68 married couples over a seven-day period, asking them to record the ... Read More »

Michael Phelps Leads the Rio Cupping Craze (Photo)

Michael Phelps Leads the Rio Cupping Craze (Photo)

As well as inspiring the next generation of sports stars, the Rio Olympics has sparked interest in the traditional Chinese therapy of cupping. US swimmer Michael Phelps was seen with round purple spots on his shoulder and back. These weren’t bruises from training hard – but cupping marks. The alternative therapy is popular with celebrities including Jennifer Aniston – who ... Read More »