China reports 17 more cases of new strain of coronavirus

Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert during a key holiday period. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus...

China reports 4 more cases of new strain of coronavirus

China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not yet fully understand could spread during a key holiday period. The new virus,...

I had my son using a donor egg. Now I’m worried he’ll think I’m not his ‘real’ mom.

Borrowing what little I know about human anatomy and applying it to the animal kingdom, I tell him how women have eggs and men have sperm — which are like tadpoles — and that the sperm try to bust their...

China confirms 17 new cases of viral pneumonia

BEIJING -- BEIJING -- Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year...

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING -- Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures. The...

Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes for the end. Then her retirement home said no.

Seven years ago, at age 57, Saran was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive, fatal brain disease. She had started forgetting things, losing focus at the job she had held for three decades. Then tests revealed the grim diagnosis. “It...

Want a good life as you age? Book says finding purpose, maintaining social inclusion are some of the keys.

“Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging,” a new guide by Jean Galiana and William Haseltine, lays out powerful reasons to consider social inclusion in everything from urban planning to hospice care. Haseltine, a scientist and...

Did a killer walk free after this man’s autopsy?

A battered body, neck abrasions and signs of a violent struggle. When the RCMP first investigated the death of Preston Lochead at his home in Airdrie, Alta., in 2010, they called in the major crimes unit. The body of Lochead,...

Why flu season could make it harder for doctors to diagnose vaping-related illness

A 20-year-old man shows up in a U.S. emergency room with flu-like symptoms.  He's hospitalized for four days before leaving, against medical advice, only to return to the ER with chest pain, fever and shortness of breath.  By this point...

Canadian airports aren’t screening travellers from China for new coronavirus

TORONTO -- The United States has joined a growing list of countries screening air travellers from China for a new virus linked to two deaths and dozens of infections, but Canada is so far not taking the same step. Public...
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