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Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dead at 82
Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died on Sunday at the age of 82, the New York Times reported.
Five people sickened in connection with raw B.C. shellfish
Five new cases of illness connected to raw-shellfish consumption have been reported in British Columbia. The Public Health Agency of Canada says 53 people have been sickened in B.C. and another 19 in neighbouring Alberta since June 1.
Malaria vaccine Mosquirix gets European approval
The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.
New farm worker safety laws not welcome by all
Injured farm workers are encouraged the new agriculture minister wants to include them in workplace safety legislation, but some ranchers are worried government interference would hurt their operations.
"We have rules and regulations on how to maintain
Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India
A patient with extensively drug-resistant TB flew from Mumbai to Chicago, and the deadly disease could become an infamous export due to problems in India's public health system
Common medications sway moral judgment
How many times would you give your neighbor an electric shock to earn a few extra bucks? Your answer could be more malleable than you think. A new study finds that two common drugs—an antidepressant and a treatment for Parkinson’s disease—can influence mo
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare tax subsidies
In a major win for President Barack Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower-court decision that allows the federal government to issue health care subsidies to states. "This was a good day for America," Obama said in the wake of the ruling.
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