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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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]