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THE WILL TO SURVIVE - A fight to live continues even in the end.

VANCOUVER – Megan McNeil, 20, a singer who captured the hearts of North Americans with her song about what it’s like to be a kid battling childhood cancer, has died. She had battled Adrenalcortical Carcinoma since she was 16. Megan wrote The Will to Survive to lift the spirits of other kids in the chemo […]

January 30th, 2011 | Posted in Canada,EDITOR'S CHOICE,Featured,Health,Humanity,Multimedia,Top Stories | Read More »

New York weather leads to urgent call for blood donations

The New York Blood Center (NYBC) which serves more than 20 million people in New York City and New Jersey areas has issued an urgent call to donors of blood and platelets, due to the loss of more than 1,000 donations owing to cancellations caused by hazardous weather conditions

December 29th, 2010 | Posted in Community,Health,World | Read More »

New York bypass surgery patient wins $7 million in malpractice suit

LAKE SUCCESS, NY – A New York State Supreme Court Queens County jury returned a $7,000,000.00 verdict against Patrick Monteleone M.D. and Newell Robinson, M.D. where they failed to diagnose and treat cardiac tamponade (bleeding into the chest) in their patient who underwent cardiac bypass surgery on November 17, 2004. “As a result of their […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Religious leaders emphasize importance of exclusive breastfeeding

A woman in Zanzibar breastfeeds her child. Photo by Mila Zinkova

JAKARTA – Faced with a marked decrease in exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia, the United Nations has teamed up with government and religious leaders to promote a practice that is proven to protect newborns and infants from disease, illness and impaired development. As Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, commemorates national Mothers’ Day this week, […]

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Canada warns about formaldehyde in hair smoothing products


OTTAWA – Health Canada is warning consumers that hair smoothing products have been found to contain formaldehyde above limits set by the government and some people may get adverse reactions from the chemical. “As part of its ongoing work on hair smoothing products, Health Canada is warning Canadians that ten additional professional hair smoothing solutions […]

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in EDITOR'S CHOICE,Health,Multimedia,Photos | Read More »

Health risk alert on Saputo processed cheese

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is alerting the public that packaged sandwiches and other food products containing processed cheese slices have been recalled from stores by its Montreal manufacturers Saputo Ltd., because they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

December 5th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,Health,Top Stories | Read More »

Health Canada issues warning about donated breast milk

OTTAWA – Health Canada has warned Canadians to be aware of the potential risk of giving their babies  human breast milk obtained through the Internet or directly from individuals. “Obtaining human milk from the Internet or directly from individuals raises health concerns because, in most cases, medical information about the milk donors is not known. […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Quaker’s Chewy Granola Bars ordered off the shelf

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has alerted consumers allergic to peanuts to avoid purchasing certain Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars in the Value Packs which may have been mispacked with Quaker brand Dipps granola bars containing peanuts.

November 25th, 2010 | Posted in Canada,Community,Health,More News | Read More »

1.7 million died from TB last year

NEW YORK – An estimated 41 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a treatment strategy recommended by the United Nations health agency, according to a new report, but success remains fragile and governments must strengthen their determination to combat the disease. “With 1.7 million people dying from […]

November 11th, 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Americans underestimate impact of family member’s long term care: study

RICHMOND, Va. – Americans significantly underestimate the impact that a family member’s long term care needs could have on their own lives, marriages, work commitments, financial stability and future financial security, finds a new landmark study, Our Family, Our Future: The Heart of Long Term Care Planning. An estimated 66 million Americans – or roughly […]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »