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The Kids Who Beat Autism
At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal. He met every developmental milestone and delighted in every discovery. But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world. He no longer made eye co
Canadian doctor quarantined after exposure to Ebola
A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected, local media said Tuesday.
8 Ways Technology Makes You Stupid
People assume that iPhones, laptops and Netflix are evidence of progress. In some ways, that's true. A moderate amount of Googling, for instance, can be good for your brain, and there are apps that can boost brain function and activity. Yet tech a...
E-Cig Salvation, and New Dangers
According to a recent study out of England, vaping is 60 percent more effective for quitting cigarettes than nicotine patches, gum, or going cold turkey. But just because e-cigarettes are tar-free doesn't mean they're risk-free.
Entrepreneur creates non-fluoride anti-cavity mouth rinse
Joon Kim couldnít find a cavity-fighting product for his son that didnít come with a 'do not swallow' warning ó and found mouth cleansers on the market without fluoride didnít actually prevent tooth decay. So, he made one himself.
Study: Smelling farts is good for your health
A new study at the University of Exeter suggests that exposure to hydrogen sulfide ó a.k.a. what your body produces as bacteria breaks down food, causing gas ó could prevent mitochondria damage.
Georgia dad exchanged nude pictures day son died in hot car
MARIETTA, Ga. ó A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective
Deep frozen testicle tissue used to produce babies in mice
Scientists have for the first time produced live offspring from testicle tissue that has been cryopreserved, or deep frozen, and say a similar technique might one day be used to preserve the fertility of boys facing cancer treatment.
When a Health Plan Knows How You Shop
There may be a link between your Internet use and how often you end up in the emergency room.
At least thatís one of the curious connections to emerge from a health care analysis project at the insurance division of the University of Pittsburgh Medical
Your summer UV, ozone layer forecast
Summer UV levels linked to winter's polar vortex
Will you have to slather on extra sunscreen this year to avoid burns? Here's what Canadians can expect from the sun this year.
Antibiotic scientist must push discovery to market
A McMaster University scientist has discovered a compound that attacks a dangerous new class of superbugs, providing a gleam of scientific hope against the spectre of antibiotic resistance, but he now faces more work to capture the interest of a pharmaceu
Opiate overdose deaths rising across Canada
Deaths linked to opiate overdoses are rising sharply across Canada owing to an increase in prescription drug use, and many of these deaths could be prevented, a report says.
The sick day scam
Something ails Ontarioís teachers. Male and female educators, in Catholic and public school boards alike, are falling ill in record numbers. This troubling, pernicious illness tends to strike hardest on Fridays and Mondays, particularly when the sun is sh
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