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(Reuters) - Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five others
(Reuters) - Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, and authorities warned the number of casualties could rise.
(Reuters) - Multiple tornadoes ripped through a town in eastern Texas on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, according to authorities, who warned the number o
(Reuters) - Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India's solar power sector, where Prime Minister Naren
(Reuters) - A tornado killed one person east of Dallas in Texas on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland.
Scientists in the U.K. and B.C. have created a “lab in a cell” to study one of the world’s most-widespread, sexually transmitted diseases. Using a gene-editing tool called CRISP
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans
Each year, there are at least one million unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures done in Canadian health-care settings. This means that hundreds of thousands of Canadians are exposed to potentia
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world's largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, ......
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop cl
(Reuters) - Heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland on Saturday, causing power outages for thousands of Oklahoma residents while triggering road closures and flash fl
Dr. Fred Pescatore, New York Times bestselling author of the Hamptons Diet has a new book called "The A-List Diet," that he says can help readers lose up to 15 pounds in just two weeks.
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world's largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, ......
A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.
In Grade 5, my friend Jaylene and I participated in both our school science fair and the Calgary Youth Science Fair with a project that involved solar-powered race cars and robots. We placed firs
About ten years ago, a study by the British Council determined that people in cities around the world were walking up to 30 per cent faster than they did back in the ’90s. The researchers found
As the blazing Belizian sun shone down on the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, my husband and I huffed and puffed our way up the steep uneven steps leading to the pinnacle of the Temple of the Sun God.
After a chilly, snowy and blowy winter, it’s time to pull the chair back from the desk, go outside, tackle a new activity and get the heart pumping. Jumping into water you have never jumped into
(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave behind the threat of flooding throughout th
The numbers are indeed shocking. Someone in Canada develops dementia every five minutes. Alzheimer’s took my beloved mom. My aunt. And my grandmother. And I’m probably next. There is no do
The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care is calling for a moratorium on Saskatchewan’s decision to eliminate spiritual care funding until the new provincewide health region can conduct a revi
SASKATOON - The Saskatchewan Medical Association is calling on the provincial government to make wearing a helmet mandatory for all cyclists in the province. Saskatoon physician Dr. Mahli Brindamour
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the ag
The review, conducted at King’s College London, found every relevant study of yoga over 20 years demonstrated improved PMT, and irregular and painful periods in women aged 45 and under.
MANILA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coasta
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Radius Health Inc's drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture or those who have failed other ther
(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its lung cancer drug, almost three months after the company acquired the drug's deve
Some doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are abandoning an Island Health computer system in defiance of the health authority. The doctors say the IHealth system could cause dangerous drug dos
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization
TORONTO - The Ontario government is promising to soon make an abortion pill free for all women in the province. Mifegymiso, known as RU-486 outside of Canada, is a combination of ...
The actual number of people injured by police has remained relatively constant over the past seven years, indicating this is a "longer-term phenomenon," a new study finds
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a "cheap, accessible option" for treatment.
(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring wi
Jackson, 19, has joined the National Association of School Psychologists in urging 'vulnerable' young people 'in a dark place' not to watch the hit Netflix show about suicide.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans'
Researchers in Korea and Utah performed brain scans to show obese people with type 2 diabetes had more severe abnormalities in brain structure compared to normal-weight people.
Doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions
Rydapt has been approved by the FDA, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have the specific genetic mutation FLT3.
Landon Carter, 7, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was born legally blind. But his favorite team, the Utah Jazz, have bought him some special glasses so he can now watch games with crystal-clear vision.
(Reuters Health) - Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about so-called bad cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease.
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people with hearing loss may have difficulty understanding speech in noisy healthcare settings - and the situation isn't helped when doctors speak fast and use medical jargo
This week, B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) received a $200,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, to fund the expansion of their Dog Visitation Program.
VANCOUVER - New numbers from health officials and first responders in British Columbia confirm a provincewide drug overdose crisis shows no sign of abating. BC Emergency Health Services says it respo
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A cluster of tremors shook central Chile on Friday afternoon, leaving locals worried that a bigger earthquake may be imminent and prompting some early closures of schools and work
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as certain other blood disorders, the agency said on Fr
(Reuters) - U.S. gross natural gas output in the lower 48 states jumped by the most in almost three years to 80.2 billion cubic feet per day in February, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EI
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A weekend storm is expected to bring as much as a foot (30.5 cm) of snow to parts of the U.S. Plains winter wheat belt and heavy rain to the southern Midwest, stalling corn and soy
Dr Eric Topol, who works in La Jolla, California, was experiencing pain in his sides for several days. An ultrasound scanner connected to his phone revealed a swollen kidney, suggesting stones.
The study, by a research team in London, Canada, is part of a growing swell of research trying to shed more light on this phenomenon, which medics have been spotting for years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regul
While in a Brazilian rainforest, Gu was bitten by a 'peanut-sized insect' on her right leg. After returning home to Shanghai, she noticed the lump had split open and was itching intensely.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A tremor rattled buildings in Chilean capital Santiago on Friday at around 1306 local time (1606 GMT), according to Reuters witnesses.
A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk. Consequently, the tool also helps to determine the
Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, a
TORONTO - Ontario's premier says she hopes a youth pharmacare plan presented this week in her government's budget helps spur a national drug coverage program. The provincial plan to cover more ......
The review, conducted at King’s College London, found every relevant study of yoga over 20 years demonstrated improved PMT, and irregular and painful periods in women aged 45 and under.
Bhoomi Manjunatha, five, from Ohio, was born with cerebral palsy and spasticity and was never expected to be able to walk. But thanks to a rare surgery, Bhoomi is back on her own two feet.
The first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle-knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disorder has been released by physicians. The resu
(Reuters Health) - U.S. public health officials declared victory over malaria in 1951, but the mosquito-borne disease continues to infect and kill American travelers, a new study shows.
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