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Johnson and Johnson talc powder cancer

A Missouri appeals court that vacated a $72 million US award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.

Johnson and Johnson talc powder cancer

A Missouri appeals court that vacated a $72 million US award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.

Posted: 17-10-2017
Automated external defibrillator

Senior staff with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board decided Tuesday to have defibrillators installed by September 2018 in all of the board's schools, a week after a CBC story revealed 78 of the board's 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices.

Automated external defibrillator

Senior staff with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board decided Tuesday to have defibrillators installed by September 2018 in all of the board's schools, a week after a CBC story revealed 78 of the board's 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices.

Posted: 17-10-2017
HPV Vaccine Boys

A U.S. study suggests that 1 in 9 men has an oral HPV infection. HPV-related head and neck cancers are on the rise.

HPV Vaccine Boys

A U.S. study suggests that 1 in 9 men has an oral HPV infection. HPV-related head and neck cancers are on the rise.

Posted: 17-10-2017
Pennsylvania Congress

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the country's czar at the Office of National Drug Control Policy is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

Pennsylvania Congress

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the country's czar at the Office of National Drug Control Policy is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

Posted: 17-10-2017
Lason Lingard

A central Newfoundland man who lost his leg 10 years ago in a freak accident says what's kept him going is his family, along with some stubbornness and determination.

Lason Lingard

A central Newfoundland man who lost his leg 10 years ago in a freak accident says what's kept him going is his family, along with some stubbornness and determination.

Posted: 17-10-2017
Shawn Bolshin

A Danish company with a global mandate to help employers make the most of untapped autistic talent is helping North American firms make concerted efforts to hire employees with autism who can bring unique skills to the workplace.

Shawn Bolshin

A Danish company with a global mandate to help employers make the most of untapped autistic talent is helping North American firms make concerted efforts to hire employees with autism who can bring unique skills to the workplace.

Posted: 17-10-2017
Earns Altria Group

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion annually in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada.

Earns Altria Group

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion annually in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada.

Posted: 16-10-2017
Ken Dryden

Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.

Ken Dryden

Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.

Posted: 16-10-2017
Amber Athwal

The hearing for an Edmonton dentist begins on Monday, one year after five-year-old Amber Athwal was left with brain damage after a dental procedure.

Amber Athwal

The hearing for an Edmonton dentist begins on Monday, one year after five-year-old Amber Athwal was left with brain damage after a dental procedure.

Posted: 16-10-2017
chris shaw

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online.

chris shaw

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online.

Posted: 16-10-2017
Emergency Department

If you get sick in Canada & you don't speak English or French, your health may be in danger says a CMAJ editorial. @NightshiftMD says there's a solution.

Emergency Department

If you get sick in Canada & you don't speak English or French, your health may be in danger says a CMAJ editorial. @NightshiftMD says there's a solution.

Posted: 16-10-2017
Alaska Marijuana

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance.

Alaska Marijuana

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance.

Posted: 15-10-2017
Remembering

New research suggests that people with mild cognitive decline who are aware of their memory loss might have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who don't notice they're forgetting things.

Remembering

New research suggests that people with mild cognitive decline who are aware of their memory loss might have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who don't notice they're forgetting things.

Posted: 14-10-2017
Delroy Flowers

The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing - and now art classes.

Delroy Flowers

The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing - and now art classes.

Posted: 14-10-2017
Medical marijuana

As a medical doctor, my concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."

Medical marijuana

As a medical doctor, my concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."

Posted: 14-10-2017
Madagascar Plague

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the island nation.

Madagascar Plague

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the island nation.

Posted: 13-10-2017
NS Doctor Trafficking 20170403

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges.

NS Doctor Trafficking 20170403

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges.

Posted: 13-10-2017
Federal Cabinet Retreat 20170913

Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has not softened Quebec’s position or compelled the province to admit it did anything wrong.

Federal Cabinet Retreat 20170913

Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has not softened Quebec’s position or compelled the province to admit it did anything wrong.

Posted: 13-10-2017
CANADA/

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests.

CANADA/

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests.

Posted: 12-10-2017
Zika-2016

A local mosquito has transmitted Florida's first case this year of the Zika virus, health officials say.

Zika-2016

A local mosquito has transmitted Florida's first case this year of the Zika virus, health officials say.

Posted: 12-10-2017