Saturday, April 20, 2019

The great Canadian food fight is not over yet

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday...

Is it time to reboot North of 60? Creator, series star say it’s a...

With the recent news that CBS is developing a revival of the beloved 1990s comedy-drama Northern Exposure, the minds of many Canadians...

LA prosecutors investigate another Kevin Spacey assault case

​Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Kevin Spacey for possible criminal charges. https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/spacey-second-la-case-1.4795924?cmp=rss

Western researchers discover link between brain disorders

Western University researchers are finding a link between athletes with severe concussions and patients living with ALS — a degenerative neurological disorder. People living with...

Funeral arrangements set for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest at Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery following an Aug. 31 funeral at Greater Grace Temple on the...

Brazilian congressional committee votes to ban all abortions

A congressional committee led by evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in Brazil in all situations, including cases of rape and where the...

Pfizer offers cut-price pneumonia shot for humanitarian crises

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer is to offer its pneumococcal vaccine at the lowest possible price to non-governmental organizations seeking to protect vulnerable people from illness in humanitarian crises....

New plan will see Ontario government employees deliver home care

The Wynne government is getting into the business of providing home care directly, quietly creating a new provincial agency that could eventually serve hundreds...

Banksy bringing ‘Haight Street Rat’ to Hamilton for Liquid Art fest

Graffiti artist Banksy is bringing his Haight Street Rat piece to Hamilton for the Liquid Art Festival in June. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/banksy-bringing-haight-street-rat-to-hamilton-for-liquid-art-fest-1.4613059?cmp=rss

Earlier repairs for broken hips aim to save lives and cut complications

Broken hips are the most common reason for urgent surgery in Canada, but only one-third of patients in Ontario receive surgery within what researchers call...