China’s Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

BEIJING -- While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities in the Bayannur district raised the...

‘Biologically relevant’ levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples

The prospect of a non-invasive test of ovarian reserve is a little closer following results from a study showing that measurement of a fertility hormone can be accurately taken from a sample of human hair. Anti-Mullerian hormone -- or AMH...

Getting a grasp on India’s malaria burden

A new approach could illuminate a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites. The approach was developed by scientists at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan and published in...

Vogue Portugal receiving backlash for cover depicting model in a mental health hospital

TORONTO -- Vogue Portugal has come under fire for a cover for their “Madness” issue that appears to show nurses in a mental hospital pouring water on a model — imagery that advocates say trivializes and glamourizes mental health struggles....

Loss of smell, taste can linger longer than other COVID-19 symptoms: study

TORONTO -- The loss of the sense of smell and/or taste experienced by many COVID-19 patients can linger even after all other symptoms have disappeared, a new study finds. According to the study, which was published Thursday in JAMA Otolaryngology...

FDA head refuses to defend Trump claim that 99 per cent of COVID-19 cases are ‘harmless’

The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday declined to defend U.S. President Donald Trump's unfounded claim that 99 per cent of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" and repeatedly refused to say whether Trump's remark is true...

Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of "Black Lives Matter": Black people suffer disproportionately. They face countless challenges to good health, among them food, transportation and income. The stress of living with racism...

New study finds evidence between COVID-19 and ‘COVID toes’ symptom

TORONTO -- A new study has found evidence supporting a link between "COVID toes" -- bluish-red or purple lesions that can appear on the feet and hands of children and young adults -- and the novel coronavirus. The study, published...

A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri -- a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. It's usually...

WHO reports record level of new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

TORONTO -- The World Health Organization said its member nations reported more than 212,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day total and increase since the start of the pandemic. The UN health agency said more than half of...
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