Wednesday, February 20, 2019

There’s nothing ‘simple’ about a blood test for cancer

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

Anxiety can make you bad at math

In Depth 'Huge' pool of 750 people summoned as potential jurors for Colten Boushie case Woman who accused Kent Hehr of making sexual remarks says...

Jeremy Desai resigns as CEO of Apotex, the drug company founded by Barry Sherman

Dr. Jeremy Desai, the president and CEO of generic drug maker Apotex Inc., the company founded by deceased Toronto billionaire Barry Sherman, resigned on...

‘They are very dangerous’: Trampoline park death highlights calls for regulation

At first, Sylvie Gilbert says she felt intense fear. Sadness. Devastation. The Victoria woman's eight-year-old daughter Chelsea was injured in a foam pit at a B.C....

1 dead, 9 hospitalized in flu outbreak at Toronto homeless shelter

Toronto Public Health says it's investigating a deadly flu outbreak at a shelter in the city. Associate Medical Officer of Health Allison Chris says the...

More birth defects seen in areas of U.S. where Zika virus spread

The mosquito-born Zika virus may be responsible for an excess number of birth defects in U.S. states and territories where the virus had been...

Suicides in Nunavut hit 10-year low, but still too many, advocate says

Nunavut had 25 deaths by suicide in 2017, the fewest in 10 years. The number, released by Nunavut's Chief Coroner, marks the second year in a...

No more Mr. Anonymous for sperm donors

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/sperm-donor-dna-testing-1.4500517?cmp=rss

New citizenship guide to warn against ‘abhorrent’ practice of female genital mutilation

Canada's updated citizenship guide will include a warning to newcomers about the illegal practice of female genital mutilation. In a statement provided to CBC News, Immigration Minister...

Flu could raise heart attack risk, Canadian study says

Having the flu appears to increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially among those aged 65 and older, an Ontario study suggests. "What...