Public health officials and scientists stress that rabies rarely infects humans in Canada, but the death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said Tuesday that the 21-year-old manRead More →

One in five people living in war zones suffers from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Many of those affected have severe forms of the mental illnesses, it added.  The findings highlight the long-term impact of war-induced crises in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, SouthRead More →

Ebola deaths in Congo’s latest outbreak are expected to exceed 1,000 later on Friday, the World Health Organization announced, as attacks continue on health workers trying to contain the virus’s spread. The outbreak that was declared in eastern Congo in August is already the second deadliest in history, and effortsRead More →

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Does Nova Scotia have a health-care crisis? That’s the powerful accusation made by a cancer patient inRead More →