A man from Rio Arriba County has died of septicemic plague, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. NMDOH says this is the first human plague death in New Mexico this year and the second human plague case overall. NMDOH also says this is the first human plague-related...
Cervical cancer could be eliminated through a combination of upgraded screenings and vaccinations for children, NHS experts say. The health service has completed its rollout of a new screening method which sees cervical samples first checked for the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV causes almost all cases of cervical cancer and can...
Interior Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Sept. 9, bringing the total number of cases in the region to since the start of the pandemic to 462. Sixteen of those cases are active and on isolation and nobody in the region is currently in hospital. The outbreak at...
Dustin Snyder and Sierra Siverio are getting married this weekend. Valrico 19-year-old Dustin Snyder is battling a rare form of cancer: synovial sarcoma. Doctors tell him there's no treatment, and he doesn’t have much time left. He's done as much as he could since he got the news. But he has one...
Obesity management should focus on outcomes that patients consider to be important, not weight loss alone, and include a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of obesity, according to a new clinical practice guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "People with obesity experience weight bias and stigma,...
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 coronavirus patient was so sick, so deeply sedated that she could not speak, could not squeeze a hand or even flutter her eyelids — let alone give permission for the 10-hour surgery she endured last week. So doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital took the unusual step of asking the...
Health Canada was investigating an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. The outbreak seemed to be linked to romaine lettuce, however they still have no idea which product is causing the infections. Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have each reported 13 cases, Ontario has had 8, New Brunswick five and Nova Scotia...
The province reported 51 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba over the weekend—16 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday—including a total of 32 in the Prairie Mountain Health region. The 35 new overall cases revealed on Sunday marks the second-highest one-day jump since the start of the pandemic. Of the 20 new...
There is a lot of misinformation circulating online amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus (also known as the COVID-19 virus) having officially been categorized as a global pandemic, it’s easy to become panicked and confused by the misinformation that’s all over the internet. The best way to arm yourself...