Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Graphic suicide scene edited out of 13 Reasons Why finale

Netflix is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama 13 Reasons Why following advice from medical experts, the company said...

This abortion doula drives clients hundreds of kilometres to access services — for free

Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson is a chauffeur; a librarian, digging up resources and information; a covert operative, helping clients circumvent unsupportive partners; a therapist; and a friend. Her actual job title is...

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, UN warns

More than one in 10 children — or 20 million worldwide — missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and...

Ontario preparing for a ‘very difficult’ flu season, health minister says

Ontario's health minister says this year's flu season will likely be a bad one. Christine Elliott says officials have been looking at Australia's flu season,...

Ebola spread to east Congo’s Goma could be a ‘game changer,’ UN says

Ebola's arrival in eastern Congo's main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis...

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amid RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what's being...

Chlamydia, syphilis rates increase in Canada — and experts say declining condom use is...

Sexual health experts say infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in Canada and around the world — and they say declining condom...

Living in fear but compelled to help: Daughter of murdered billionaire couple goes public

Alexandra Krawczyk was paralyzed by fear after her billionaire parents, Barry and Honey Sherman, were murdered. "I couldn't leave my home for months because I...

A stem cell ‘cautionary tale’ as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics

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...

Conversion therapy: What you need to know

In an about-face, the federal government is considering a change to the Criminal Code to ban the practice of conversion therapy across the country.  In...