Health

Missouri appeals court tosses $72M US award in talcum powder case

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million US award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt. The Missouri Eastern District Court’s ruled that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction to hear ...

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Defibrillators coming to all OCDSB schools in 2018

Senior staff with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board decided Tuesday to have defibrillators installed by September 2018 in all of the board’s schools, a week after a CBC story revealed 78 of the board’s 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices. Last week CBC News told the story of Griffin Martin, an eight-year old boy who died on Feb. 24 after he went into ...

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HPV causing cancer of head, neck affects more men than women in U.S.

Roughly one in nine U.S. men has an oral infection of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests. HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Most infections don’t cause symptoms and go away on their own.  But the virus can cause cancers of the throat, anus, penis, cervix, vagina and vulva, as well as genital warts and ...

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Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the country’s czar at the Office of National Drug Control Policy is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Trump’s announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in passing a bill that weakened the federal ...

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‘It’s only a leg’: 10 years after freak accident, Bishop’s Falls man stays positive

A central Newfoundland man who lost his leg 10 years ago in a freak accident says what’s kept him going is his family, along with some stubbornness and determination. ‘I’m very proud of him. He’s my hero.’ – Phillip Lingard, Jason’s father Jason Lingard was 27 years old back in February 2007, when he and a friend were working on ...

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Disability in demand: People with autism offer employers a broader talent pool

He’s a former job pariah who’s suddenly a hot new hire, a university graduate with astonishing analytical abilities who could barely answer a question during job interviews. Now the very reason Shawn Bolshin couldn’t get a job is the very reason he has one. “I’m not like, that different,” the 30-year-old says in a halting voice, “but I do have ...

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Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. TomMarino to be the U.S.’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Trump told reporters at a Rose Garden news conference that he will look at reports ...

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The high cost of smoking: 45,400 dead, $16.2B in economic costs

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking, and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada. Those costs include health care, tobacco enforcement, lost productivity and lost years of life attributable to smoking, with health care alone costing Canada $6.5 billion. Although Canada’s smoking rate is ...

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‘Concussions affect a life’: Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players’ lives

Monday October 16, 2017 more stories from this episode Hockey legend Ken Dryden is urging the National Hockey League to implement new rules that he believes will cut down on the number of concussions sustained by players during games.  Dryden, who won six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1970s, wants the NHL to penalize any play that involves ...

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Hearing starts for dentist in case of girl who suffered brain damage after procedure

A hearing starts Monday for the dentist who cared for five-year-old Amber Athwal before she suffered brain damage while under a general anesthetic a year ago. Dr. William Mather faces a charge of unprofessional conduct under the Health Professions Act. The hearing by the Alberta Dental Association and College is open to the public and is expected to continue for three ...

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