Many LGBT people in China forced into illegal ‘conversion therapy’: groups

BEIJING (Reuters) - Many LGBT people in China are being forced to undergo “conversion therapy”, often done by unscrupulous, unlicensed providers in a sector that operates with little oversight by the authorities, rights groups said. Though widely discredited by doctors,...

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: study

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian PressPublished Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:54AM EST TORONTO -- A new study suggests infants are more vulnerable to measles infection than previously thought. The findings debunk notions that most babies are protected for much of their...

Doctors alarmed by Ontario teen’s brush with death due to vaping-related disease

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian PressPublished Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:16AM EST A newly published article says an Ontario teenager's brush with death due to a lung disease highlights exactly how little the medical community knows about the effects of vaping....

Democratic 2020 candidates unite on impeachment but differ on policy in polite debate

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked...

Canadian teen developed ‘popcorn lung’ type injury from vaping: report

(Reuters) - Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the “popcorn lung” injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave...

Ontario teen’s vaping injury consistent with ‘popcorn lung,’ study suggests

An Ontario teen who was put on life-support after being diagnosed with a severe vaping-related illness may be the first documented case of a different form of damage linked to e-cigarettes, according to a CMAJ study published Thursday. (Kate Dubinski/CBC)...

Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment in most polite debate yet

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Democratic White House contenders united in condemning Republican President Donald Trump and supporting the inquiry into his impeachment at a debate on Wednesday, but largely backed away from the attacks that marked their earlier encounters. Senator Elizabeth...

Spain, Australia cruise into Davis Cup last eight

MADRID (Reuters) - Hosts Spain and Australia made smooth progress to join Canada in the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it proved a more trying day for players, organisers and...

Johnson & Johnson loses pelvic mesh class action in Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - More than 1,350 Australian women won a seven-year-old class action lawsuit on Thursday against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for misleading patients and surgeons about the risks of the pharmaceutical giant’s pelvic mesh implants. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO:...

Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment, differ on taxes, healthcare

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americans....
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