B.C. Provincial Health Officer Speaks Out After Naturopath Treated Boy With Rabid Dog Saliva. The company that reportedly sold Zimmerman the saliva treatment is not licensed for any such products, according to Health Canada’s database of licensed natural health products. “Based on the information provided, Health Canada is opening a case...
Frozen strawberries sold in Quebec and Ontario by Groupe Adonis have been recalled because of a possible hepatitis A contamination. Some cases of illnesses associated with the consumption of the strawberries have been reported. Anyone who has purchased the brand is advised to not eat them. Hepatitis A signs and symptoms...
The selfless action of a young Humboldt Bronco hockey player and his family has touched the hearts and minds of Canadians, and Manitobans have responded in a big way to the decision to give the gift of life. “Since the tragic story broke, Manitobans have been signing up online to...
A surrogate mother has given birth to a baby boy in China four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. Shen Jie and Liu Xi died in Nanjing in 2013, but had already frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through IVF. After the accident,...
A new research into mortality rates has found night owls are more likely to die sooner than morning larks. Whether it’s a late night Netflix binge-watching session (curse you 10 second warning!), or a mid-week drinking marathon with your friends, we’re all guilty of staying up into the wee hours...
Biting into the "hottest pepper in the world" sounds painful enough. But for one 34-year-old man, the daring feat resulted in excruciating headaches, known as "thunderclap" headaches, according to a new report of his case. Shortly after, he began having dry heaves and experiencing thunderclap headaches — brief and intensely...
With the population of flyers is aging, many arriving on board with pre-existing disease and longer flights, the announcement, 'Is there a doctor on board' seems to be more common, says Dr. W. Gifford Jones in this week's instalment of The Doctor Game. Every time it happens to me, it...
A study suggested that food cooked using high-temperature cooking methods might increase the risk of high blood pressure by 17 percent. A group of researchers sheds light on what makes grilled meat unhealthy, implying that grilling meat at high temperatures could lead to experiencing high blood pressure. This research is...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
Cesar and Monica Calle marked their 23rd wedding anniversary by undergoing a kidney transplant. Years of battling polycystic kidney disease came to an end for a wife whose husband decided to give her the gift of a lifetime - a kidney transplant. For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar Calle showed his...