Hong Kong reports second swine fever case, to cull 4,700 pigs

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong has confirmed its second case of African swine fever, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China, with the government ordering a cull of 4,700 animals. The case...

‘Game-changing’ new treatment for cancer patients available soon in Canada

In the last three years, David Hutson has beaten both throat and skin cancer. Now he’s hoping a new form of radiation treatment will help him overcome the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with last September. Hutson is the first...

‘Game-changing’ new treatment for cancer patients available in Canada

In the last three years, David Hutson has beaten both throat and skin cancer. Now he’s hoping a new form of radiation treatment will help him overcome the prostate cancer he was diagnosed with last September. Hutson is the first...

‘I was unable to function’: B.C. mothers share their stories of postpartum depression to erase the stigma

Megan Stratikopoulos suffered from postpartum depression after the births of both of her daughters. She is now encouraging families to seek out help if they experience depression or anxiety during or after the birth of a child. (Megan Stratikopoulos) Megan...

From prison, ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli sues ex-colleagues for $30 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur serving a seven-year prison term for fraud, on Friday sued three former colleagues at Retrophin Inc for more than $30 million, saying they illegally ousted him from that company in 2014....

Childhood adversity tied to sleep problems decades later

(Reuters Health) - Children who suffer adverse experiences like abuse and neglect may be more likely to have sleep problems in adulthood, a U.S. study suggests. Adverse childhood experiences, commonly called ACEs, can include witnessing parents fight or go through...

A small electrical zap to the brain could help you retrieve a forgotten memory

A study by UCLA psychologists provides strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. The research, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, also shows for the first time that using an...

N.B. health officials warn that cab customers may have had measles exposure

FREDERICTON -- Taxi users are being warned they may have been exposed to the measles virus in Saint John, N.B., through a previous passenger. Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health, says someone with a confirmed case...

Mediterranean diet tied to better memory for diabetics

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests. Mediterranean diets have long been linked to better...

Kids who play violent videogames may be more likely to pick up a gun and pull the trigger

(Reuters Health) - Children who either played or watched a videogame that included gun violence were more likely afterward to handle a gun and pull the trigger, a new study finds. More than 200 children were randomly assigned to play...
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