Canada’s Fentanyl crisis: a new record of overdoses established in British Columbia

VANCOUVER – British Columbia has long struggled with a huge drug problem, setting a new record this week by responding to 130 calls for an overdose in a single day. According to... Read more »

Vaccination coverage of Canadian children is “insufficient”, according to report

Recent outbreaks of infectious diseases in Canada are a “disturbing” reminder of insufficient immunization coverage in Canada, according to a new CD Howe Institute report. In 2011, Quebec reported over 700 cases... Read more »

Detroit area doctors indicted over genital mutilation of two seven-year-old girls

DETROIT – A grand jury indicted two doctors and a third person on Wednesday in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic. Dr.... Read more »

mccain foods hash brown recall in 9 states

MATTHEWS, N.C. McCain Foods USA is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them. McCain’s recall notice said the golf... Read more »

Miss Vckies Jalapeno Chips Recall In Canada Over Salmonella Contamination

Miss Vickie’s brand announced a recall of potato chips with jalapeno flavor due to a possible presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in this product. These chips are distributed in three... Read more »

Diet Soda Now Linked To Stoke And Dementia

Artificially sweetened drinks may increase the risk of stroke or dementia Daily consumption of “diet” drinks containing synthetic sweeteners may be linked to an increased risk of stroke or suffering from dementia,... Read more »

Human Umbilical Blood Used In Mouse Brains To Improve Memory: Study

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice In a study published in Nature, investigators found that the protein TIMP2, found in human umbilical cord blood, improved learning and memory... Read more »

CFIA Expands Flour Recall Again

E. coli bacteria: recall of potentially contaminated flour expanded again New products are added to the national recall list of flour potentially contaminated with E. coli. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency further... Read more »

At eight months, girl weighs 38 pounds

The case of an eight-month-old Indian girl who already weighs 38 pounds worries her parents. Chahat Kumar, who lives in the province of Punjab, is the weight of an average of a... Read more »

U.S. Navy Bans Vaping after a series of “mishaps’

After a series of “mishaps,” the Navy says it will no longer allow sailors to bring electronic cigarettes onto its ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment. “The prohibition applies to... Read more »