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...

New tests in Canada for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

After decades of research, Alzheimer's disease is still incurable, but international studies involving a research team at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont could lead to a major breakthrough. Hope lies more and more in prevention. The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease...

Two out of three Canadians would feel helpless if they received a blood cancer diagnosis

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), the majority (68%) of Canadians would feel helpless if they were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or Hodgkin's disease, one would still know if a...

Influenza increases risk of heart attack in sick people

People with the flu are six times more likely to have a heart attack during the first week of the infection. This is the result of a study published Wednesday, January 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, which...

Canine flu arrives in Canada

Health authorities have confirmed that two dogs rescued from a dog farm in South Korea to be brought to Canada in December in a highly publicized operation are suffering from H3N2 canine flu. In a statement issued Monday, the Windsor-Essex...

An anonymous donation of 100 million for CAMH

An anonymous donor donated $100 million to Toronto's Center for Addiction and Mental Health. The amount will be used to fund more research on mental illnesses, affecting some 6.7 million Canadians. "Complex problems require complex solutions," says CAMH President and...