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Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Carter Luckhardt celebrates birthday with blood drive

Two-year-old Carter Luckhardt and his family spent his birthday at the Kitchener-Waterloo blood donor clinic. Luckhardt was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome where the left side of the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the body. He required multiple blood transfusions when he had open heart surgery. Carter’s parents, Becky and Matt Luckhardt are grateful that blood was available ... Read More »

Jimmy Spagnolo: Boy Celebration Dance at the End of His Chemo Treatments Will Warm Your Heart (Watch)

Jimmy Spagnolo: Boy Celebration Dance at the End of His Chemo Treatments Will Warm Your Heart (Video)

Jimmy Spagnolo, Little Boy, 6, Does The Most Adorable Dance To Celebrate End Of Chemo. Jimmy Spagnolo has lifted hearts around the world after ringing the bell at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to celebrate the end of his chemo treatments. Dressed in his favorite Superman t-shirt, the 6-year-old literally jumped for joy and broke out in a happy dance as ... Read More »

Parkinson’s Disease: Blood Test Facilitates Parkinson Diagnosis, Says New Study

Parkinson's Disease: Blood Test Facilitates Parkinson Diagnosis, Says New Study

The Latest study shows that blood test makes Parkinson’s disease diagnosis easier circulated on the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology on Feb 28. Through blood tests, it is easier to tell apart Parkinson’s disease from similar disorders. In early stages of disease, it can be difficult to differentiate between Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism disorders (APDs) like multiple ... Read More »

PC Organics Baby Food Pouches Recalled “Report”

PC Organics Baby Food Pouches Recalled, Report

A food recall warning that was issued on February 3rd, 2017 has been expanded to include all PC Organics baby food. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a manufacturing error “resulted in excess water in the product, which could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers.” In Ontario, the products were sold at Fortinos, ... Read More »

Music gives you the same high as sex and drugs, says new research

Music gives you the same high as sex and drugs, says new research

Sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll: What do they all have in common? Each can affect the brain in a similar way. A new research has given fresh meaning to the phrase, “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” Montreal’s McGill University released new findings that music can produce the same high listeners might experience after having sex or taking drugs. ... Read More »

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 »