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Baby Hermella at the centre of legal battle passes away

Baby Hermella at the centre of legal battle passes away

She captured the hearts of people across the country. But now baby Hermella, whose parents fought to keep on life support, has passed away. Nirmala Naidoo, family spokesperson from Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society, confirmed Monday Hermella Mammo died Dec. 20 at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. The story of the brown-haired, chubby-cheeked little girl who lived at the ... Read More »

Bioactive glass could prevent tooth decay, says new Research

Bioactive glass could prevent tooth decay, says new Research

Tooth fillings made with bioactive glass should slow secondary tooth decay, and also provide some minerals that could help replace those being lost. Engineers at Oregon State University have made some promising findings about the ability of “bioactive” glass to help reduce the ability of bacteria to attack composite tooth fillings – and perhaps even provide some of the minerals ... Read More »

Quebec Health minister greets refugees at Montreal health clinic

Quebec Health minister greets refugees at Montreal health clinic

Quebec Health Minister, Gaetan Barrette, spent Saturday afternoon touring a Syrian refugee health clinic set up in the emergency room of the former Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. The clinic has been open since mid-December, and Barrette says everyone will have full access to provincial health care. Patients are being provided with a variety of services, ranging from getting the ... Read More »

California: Norovirus – aka Winter Vomiting Disease – Is on the Rise, officials warn

California: Norovirus - aka Winter Vomiting Disease - Is on the Rise, officials warn

California health officials warned people Wednesday to take care when handling food after a marked increase in cases of norovirus, which they also subtly referred to as “winter vomiting disease.” The CDPH has confirmed 32 outbreaks of norovirus in California since Oct. 1, which the department suspects has likely resulted in hundreds of reported sicknesses in the state. These outbreaks ... Read More »

Michael Korchak: Man misses flight over medical marijuana mishap

Michael Korchak: Man misses flight over medical marijuana mishap

Michael Korchak was admittedly a little nervous flying home to Toronto from Halifax for the holidays last week. He’d hit a snag on his trip home to Burlington last Thursday for Christmas and a group of Air Canada employees was gathering around him at its busy departure gate at the Halifax airport. The 25-year-old Canadian Armed Forces member, who’s in ... Read More »

Alert: Canadian Tire issues massive recall of Christmas lights

Alert: Canadian Tire issues massive recall of Christmas lights

Canadian Tire has issued a massive recall for Christmas lights as they pose a significant risk to users. Earlier this month, 12 lights under the brand were issued for recall as a precaution they could cause shock or fire hazard. The retailer is now issuing a recall for 33 other products under the brand following a report from one consumer ... Read More »

US FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations from Gay, Bisexual Men

US FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations from Gay, Bisexual Men

The FDA formally lifted its 32-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Monday, but it also left new restrictions in place that still limit who can donate. According to federal health officials, men who have sex with men, or MSM, can give blood so long as they were abstinent for 12 months prior to donation. The ... Read More »