For the past four years, a mysterious syndrome has been killing millions of sea stars along the West Coast, turning the five-armed critters into piles of goo. But now, the sea stars appear to be making a comeback, according to news reports. After the Sea Star Wasting Syndrome affected the...
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...
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...
Florida's Dustin Snyder battling cancer dies weeks after fulfilling wish to wed his high school sweetheart. We have sad news to pass along about a teen with cancer whose wish was to marry his high school sweetheart. On Friday, we learned 19-year-old Dustin Snyder passed away. Snyder was battling a rare...
(Reuters) - The paramedics find them everywhere - slumped over car steering wheels, barely breathing in doughnut shop bathrooms or dead in derelict apartments and expensive mansions. For the Cataldo Ambulance Service crews outside Boston on the front lines of the U.S. opioid epidemic, the flood of overdose...
Eighteen people have been diagnosed with the same type of rare eye cancer - including three university friends - leading researchers to push for funding to find connections, a cause, and a cure. The melanoma, a type of cancer that develops in melanin - the pigment that gives skin its...
Ada Trieber, 83, died after she went searching for her husband Grant Trieber, 90. Provincial police say extreme cold weather played a factor in the death of an elderly couple in Huron County. Police officers were called to a residence on Airport Line in Bluewater, Ont. at about 9 a.m. on...
Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Study Shows They Work About the Same. Some colleagues had broken out data from a 2008 diet study that seemed to indicate that people might lose more weight on low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets based on their genes. It didn’t include very many people, however, so Gardner and colleagues...
Researchers debunk harmful poinsettias, cookie dough and other holiday season myths and misconceptions. Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but...
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,...