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Drive to prevent spread of Zika virus

Canada Zika virus was initially introduced to the Americas in 2013, with widespread transmission occurring since late 2015. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last week and those involved claimed that its findings highlight the...

Fair skin and Parkinson’s disease may be linked

Massachusetts, USA Almost 12,000 people in Ireland have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a figure that is expected to double over the next 20 years. A paper from Massachusetts General Hospital may have found a link between the gene variant that produces red...

Mercury pollution still being felt in Ontario

Ontario, Canada The effects are still being felt from the mercury pollution that came from a pulp and paper mill, poisoning hundreds of kilometres of waterways in northwestern Ontario.  The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, also known as Grassy Narrows, frequently...

Wife totally allergic to the scent of her husband

Johanna Watkins (29) can no longer be in the same room as her husband but this is no marital spat. The Minnesota native suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), which is a rare immune system disorder that renders her allergic to almost everything, including...