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Shelters for victims of abuse in Canada still struggling with underfunding, capacity issues: StatsCan

4 days ago from CBC: Health

New numbers from Statistics Canada show shelters for victims of abuse across the country admitted 68,106 people in 2017/18. 

'Superbugs' hang out on hospital patients

4 days ago from UPI

If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows "superbugs" are common on patients and the things they touch.

World's smallest boy goes home from hospital

5 days ago from UPI

A Japanese baby believed to be the smallest surviving boy ever when he was born at 258 grams in October, left Nagano Children's Hospital on Saturday growing and healthy.

Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks

5 days ago from Physorg

Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year.

FDA approves first general nasal spray against opioid overdose

5 days ago from UPI

The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Anti-migrant group member arrested by FBI

5 days ago from UPI

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, a 69-year-old New Mexico resident, was arrested for possessing a firearm has a felon. "If migrant families are made to feel threatened, that's completely unacceptable," she said.

John Singleton recovering from stroke

5 days ago from UPI

"Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton remained hospitalized Saturday after suffering a stroke on Wednesday.

Indians activate SS Francisco Lindor off 10-day IL

5 days ago from UPI

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has been activated off the 10-day injured list, and will be in the team's lineup Saturday.

World's smallest boy going home from hospital

5 days ago from UPI

A Japanese baby believed to be the smallest surviving boy ever when he was born at 258 grams in October, left Nagano Children's Hospital Saturday growing and healthy.

Northern Ireland police arrest 2 teens in death of journalist Lyra McKee

5 days ago from UPI

Northern Ireland police announced Saturday that it arrested two teenagers in connection with Thursday night's shooting death of investigative journalist Lyra McKee in Derry.

Tiger attacks zookeeper at Topeka Zoo

5 days ago from UPI

The unnamed female zookeeper is recovering at a local hospital after receiving cuts in the arm, back, head and neck.

Almost half of young asthma patients misuse inhalers

5 days ago from UPI

Many children with asthma don't use their inhalers properly and don't get a full dose of medicine, researchers report.

FDA approves first general nasal spray against opioid overdose

5 days ago from UPI

The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Northern Ireland police arrest 2 teens in journalist death

5 days ago from UPI

Northern Ireland police announced Saturday that it arrested two teenagers in connection with Thursday night's shooting death of investigative journalist Lyra McKee in Derry.

A Leading Cause for Wrongful Convictions: Experts Overstating Forensic Results

5 days ago from NY Times Science

These three men spent decades in prison as a result of statistical exaggerations. They were among 150 men and women released from prison after their wrongful convictions were overturned in...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

6 days ago from Physorg

A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

This exoskeleton shows people with spinal cord injuries what it's like to walk again

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Meet three people who have a new outlook on life, thanks to one wearable, shareable robot.

'Conjuring' inspiration Lorraine Warren dead at 92

6 days ago from UPI

Lorraine Warren, one-half of the paranormal investigative team that inspired "The Amityville Horror" and "The Conjuring" film franchise, died, her family said. She was 92.

Many American-born children living in Mexico lack needed records

6 days ago from UPI

With American-born children living in Mexico, both countries are making efforts to ensure they are documented and have access to education and social services.

Lethal Listeria Outbreak: Why Is This Bug So Dangerous?

6 days ago from Live Science

One person has died in connection with a Listeria outbreak tied to sliced deli meats and cheeses. Why is this bacterium so dangerous?

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

6 days ago from Science Daily

A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring...

Psychological intervention helps patients prevent gum disease

6 days ago from UPI

Researchers observed a reduction in dental plaque and bleeding, as well as an increase in dental cleanings among adults with moderate periodontal disease.

Ask Well: How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

6 days ago from NY Times Health

Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.

Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.

6 days ago from NY Times Health

The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.

Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men

6 days ago from Science Daily

New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Building on past research...

Hilaria Baldwin loves stepdaughter Ireland 'as much' as her kids

6 days ago from UPI

Hilaria Baldwin explained why her relationship with Ireland Baldwin, Alec Baldwin's daughter with Kim Basinger, has been "so successful."

Flu season stretches to longest in a decade

6 days ago from UPI

The current flu season has lasted for 21 weeks, making it the longest since the 2014 -2015 season.

Lockheed signs long-term contracts with supplier for lower costs, better availability

6 days ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has negotiated new long-term logistics and repair contracts with F-35 Lightning II suppliers with lower costs and better availability.