Leprosy Outbreak Is Spreading In The Homeless Population Across The US

Leprosy is not very contagious, but it's still affecting more than 200,000 people around the world. According to the CDC, it takes months of exposure to the disease for someone to contract leprosy. However, the CDC warned that a leprosy...

West Nile Virus Identified In Mosquitoes In Petrolia, Ontario

Lambton County health officials confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Petrolia, a town in Ontario. The mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in a trap placed in the region on August 28th. West Nile Virus...

Blood Cancer Survival Rate Is One The Rise, Latest Cancer Statistics Show

The Canadian Cancer Society revealed today that the blood cancer survival rate is increasing at the moment across Canada. The overall survival rate, according to the latest cancer statistics, boosted to 63 percent, meaning an increase of about eight percent...

Treating Heart Attack Survivors Changes As Per New McMaster Research

New McMaster University in Hamilton research comes up with some guidelines for doctors who are treating heart attack survivors. The new study revealed that when docs open narrow arteries, in hospitalized patients or post-operatory ones, those people are less likely...

Weight-Loss Surgery Reduces Risks Of Heart Diseases In Diabetics

The US is facing a high rate of obese diabetics, and Canada is also among the top countries in this regard, unfortunately. A new study, however, gives hopes to those people with diabetes who had weight-loss surgery. As per new...

Canadian Pharmacists worry about US interest in Canadian drugs

Ontario pharmacists are already reporting a drug shortage. In their view, the Trump administration's decision to allow Americans to legally import prescription drugs, which are cheaper in Canada, may worsen the situation. Francesco Vella is a pharmacist who owns the...

Hundreds of Royal Caribbean cruise passengers get sick

During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean, told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it was a minimum percentage of - 5.99% - of the more than 5,000 passengers...

Bizarre leafless ‘vampire’ tree kept alive by its neighbours

The stump of a kauri, a New Zealand conifer, is kept alive by feeding from the roots of trees that transmit water and nutrients to it. The story of a wood wide web or a tree company linked by a...

Blood from black donors needed to fight sickle cell anemia

Héma-Québec is taking advantage of Black History Month to launch a call for blood donors from black communities. The organization has a growing need for black blood to increase its reserves and help provide treatment for patients with sickle cell...

Tetanus vaccine delivered in Alberta community may have been ineffective

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has announced that 131 patients who have been given the TPP vaccine at the Westview Health Center's emergency department in Stony Plain may have received ineffective treatment. The refrigerator in which the vaccine was stored was...