Saturday, September 22, 2018

‘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...

Monkey clones created with Dolly-the-sheep technique

For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important...

Quebec policy leaves Indigenous children anxious and alone on medical flights, doctors say

A young boy sat in the Montreal Children's Hospital, crying. Had he suffered from head trauma? Did he require emergency treatment? Doctors were worried. It turns out he missed his mother. Hours...

This Calgary mother whose son died of fentanyl overdose wants you to be able...

When Conner Clark died of a fentanyl overdose in 2013, few Albertans had even heard of the drug. The 21-year-old power engineer from Calgary was...