Sunday, June 24, 2018

Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017

Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito. Florida's Department of Health said...

U.S. gov’t drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows

U.S. police killed 1,166 people — more than three a day — in 2015, but an official government count missed a majority of the deaths, a...

How braille, screen readers and other technology changed the world for blind readers

Thick fingers of smoke from the burning Imo beckoned to those who had heard the ship crash into the Mont-Blanc in Halifax harbour. Many on shore pressed their...

Saskatchewan’s HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800% in 1 region

A year after Saskatchewan doctors called on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency over HIV and AIDS, the incidence...

Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

more stories from this episode Read Story Transcript One of the first things you'll notice about 29-year-old Jeremie Saunders is his cough. It's a regular part of who...

Child and teen obesity soars 10-fold worldwide in 40 years, WHO finds

The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially...

CTE confirmed in young B.C. bull rider who suffered repeated concussions

A young B.C. man who died earlier this year has become the first confirmed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a professional bull rider,...

Patients of female surgeons have slightly better outcomes, study suggests

Patients of female surgeons did slightly better following surgery than those whose surgeons were male, according to a Canadian study published in a British medical journal. The BMJ study compared outcomes...

Alcohol doses ‘through the roof’: Popular, potent alcoholic drinks landing Quebec young people in...

On a typical Saturday night in Montreal, four or five teens end up in hospital with alcohol poisoning, and a Montreal emergency room physician worries a...

New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital

When kids from northern communities have to fly south to see a doctor it can be scary to see the tall buildings and bustling...