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Bird Flu Detected At Ontario Duck Farm: CFIA

Bird Flu Detected At Ontario Duck Farm CFIA

An outbreak of avian flu confirmed in Canada is a low pathogenic subtype, according to test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The boundary of the Avian Influenza Control Zone covers a 3km radius from the single premises confirmed to be infected with avian influenza, located near St. Catharines, Ontario. Read More »

Toronto writer Sarah Barmak on orgasms and female sexuality

Toronto writer Sarah Barmak on orgasms and female sexuality

Back in 2013, Sarah Barmak noticed female sexuality was getting a lot of buzz. It was a discussion point in books, mainstream media, conversations among her friends. The recurring theme, she says, was it’s “complicated.” “To me, this seemed curious,” says the Toronto-based writer and journalist. “Half the people in the world — their sexuality is ‘complicated?’” Read More »

Nutritionists Reveal the Most Overrated “Health Food”, Report

Nutritionists Reveal the Most Overrated "Health Food", Report

Loaded with oats, nuts, dried fruits and other grains, granola enjoys a reputation as a “healthy” food. Ads featuring rosy-cheeked hikers and yoga enthusiasts help enhance its good-for-you status. But granola and some other seemingly healthy foods don’t always measure up to their image. The New York Times recently surveyed both regular Americans and members of the American Society for ... Read More »

Virus found in saliva associated with unexplained infertility, says new study

Virus found in saliva associated with unexplained infertility, says new study

Scientists believe they have found a link between women’s unexplained infertility and a mysterious virus that is transmitted via kissing. A virus from the human herpesvirus family has been identified in the uterus lining of women with unexplained infertility, scientists have said. HHV-6A infections also appear to be exacerbated by high levels of hormone estradiol and could explain these women’s ... Read More »

New tool to warn if fainting becomes life-threatening

New tool to warn if fainting becomes 'life-threatening'

Scientists have developed a new tool intended to help emergency room doctors determine when fainting is a symptom of a more serious condition. Syncope, or fainting, accounts for between 1% and 3% of all emergency department visits. In most cases, it is benign, but it can sometimes be caused by serious health conditions. About 10% of patients who visit emergency ... Read More »

Detection dog sniffs out superbug in Vancouver hospital

Detection dog sniffs out superbug in Vancouver hospital

A Vancouver hospital is targeting C. difficile infections by deploying a detection dog to sniff out the superbug that’s notorious for spreading in health facilities. Canada’s first superbug-sniffing dog is about to start his job at a local hospital. Floppy ears and a happy-go-lucky disposition may not exactly scream superbug detective. But Angus the springer-spaniel has passed his tests and ... Read More »

Prince’s Doctors Are Under Criminal Investigation, Report

Prince's Doctors Are Under Criminal Investigation, Report

Dr. Michael Schulenberg and Dr. Howard Kornfeld — the two doctors who treated Prince before his death — are now the focus of a criminal investigation, according to reports on Friday. The FBI, DEA and Carver County District Attorney’s Office in Minnesota are investigating Schulenberg and Kornfeld, over meds prescribed to Prince. Prince died on 21 April 2016 following a ... Read More »

Type 1 diabetes: Artificial pancreas ‘in two years’

Type 1 diabetes: Artificial pancreas 'in two years'

Scientists from the UK say that the world’s first artificial pancreas could hit the market as early as 2018, offering a better way for those with type 1 diabetes to monitor and control their glucose levels without daily injections. Currently available technology allows insulin pumps to deliver insulin to people with diabetes after taking a reading or readings from glucose ... Read More »