Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 dead, including a nurse, from Nipah virus in India

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials...

More children and teens overdosing on ADHD drugs, U.S. study says

The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children...

New book documents the rise and fall of Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes

A new book by Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou documents one of the most stunning falls from favour Silicon Valley has ever seen.  Elizabeth Holmes rose...

Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo

A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases...

Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat

An increase in cases of Lyme disease in Canada could be the result of greater awareness and better testing, say experts who remind those heading...

As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery

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 morning.  If you haven't...

Congo reports 3 new Ebola cases in large city

Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister...

Ebola outbreak in Congo not declared an emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo a public health emergency. The declaration of a "public health...

Ebola outbreak in Congo a concern, WHO head says in not declaring an emergency

The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo that's killed 25 people a public health emergency. The declaration of...

B.C. brings doctor fees for assisted dying in line with rest of Canada

B.C. doctors are hailing changes that allow physicians who provide medical aid in dying to collect fees that are comparable with other provinces in Canada. "I applaud Doctors of...

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