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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 »

Eating burnt toast ‘may increase cancer risk’, says new study

Eating burnt toast 'may increase cancer risk', says new study

Burnt toast and crispy roast potatoes ‘linked to cancer’: FSA warns against overcooking starchy foods. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) today launched its Go for Gold campaign, encouraging us not to burn our roast or fried vegetables and keep our oven chips at a nice golden colour. The idea is to reduce people’s intake of acrylamide, a chemical that is “created when many ... Read More »

Increased Risk of Obesity for Children With Asthma, Says New Study

Increased Risk of Obesity for Children With Asthma, Says New Study

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, scientists say. “Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma may help prevent the childhood obesity epidemic,” said Frank Gilliland, senior author of the study and a professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Part of the problem may be a ... Read More »

One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

One in three Adult Asthma Patients May Not Have Asthma, study reveals

A new Canadian research suggests that 33 per cent of people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the respiratory condition. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concludes that some adults diagnosed by their doctors as having asthma should be reassessed. “It’s impossible to say how many of these patients were originally misdiagnosed with asthma, ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada issues franchise-wide tree nut allergy warning

McDonald’s Canada is adding nuts to the menu, meaning the restaurant chain is now off limits to thousands of Canadians who live with allergies. A statement on the fast food chain’s website says starting today it will begin to serve products that use nuts that are not individually packaged. That means all food in Canadian restaurants will now come with ... Read More »

Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis, says new study

Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis, says new study

New study suggests that antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV could boost the susceptibility of gay and bi men to the bacteria which causes syphilis. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in recent years, primarily affecting men who have sex with men. In this study, researchers investigating the outbreak hypothesize that medications used in highly active antiretroviral therapy ... Read More »