Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Teen girls at increased risk of concussions

The North Shore Girls Soccer Club won't be going to the United States for any tournaments or games for at least the next four...

Chinese scientist ‘proud’ of gene-edited babies claim amid controversy

A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday...

France detects possible bird flu outbreak on northern farm

LILLE, France (Reuters) - French authorities reported a possible outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm in the far north of the country on Wednesday, which could mark a spreading of the disease beyond the southwest foie gras producing region where millions of birds have been culled....

‘Very worrisome’: Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men

Sperm counts for men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have declined by more than 50 per cent in the last four...

Pot meds for pets? Vets want clinical trials

Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and...

Disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor learns fate after use of fake medical implants

A disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor could be forced to leave the medical field for the second time today after a Go Public/Radio-Canada investigation revealed he...

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

more stories from this episode This week's Quirks Question comes to us from Sandra Pilgrim, who asks:  "If all of our cells are constantly renewing themselves,...

B.C. to crack down on extra fees billed by health-care providers

The B.C. government is planning to fine doctors who charge extra user fees and reimburse patients who are improperly billed, Health Minister Adrian Dix...

Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday....

Some kids may be sensitive or allergic to certain sunscreen ingredients, doctors say

It's summer, the kids are out of school, and that means getting them outside — to the playground, the sports field, or lakeside at...