Tag Archives: immune

His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again.

As it happens7:22His cancerous larynx has been removed. Now he can speak again. Just a few months ago, Marty Kedian of Haverhill, Massachusetts, couldn’t speak a word. He didn’t know if he ever would again. But in February, Kedian underwent a total larynx replacement after being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and undergoing years of surgery. “I had an 82-year-old mother …

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Recall of Silk and Great Value plant-based beverages linked to 9 cases of listeriosis in Ontario

Nine confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported in Ontario as part of an ongoing investigation into recalled herbal refrigerated beverages, according to provincial health officials. On Monday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced a recall of certain Silk and Great Value refrigerated oat and almond beverages that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Ontario’s chief medical officer of …

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Canada links June heat wave to climate change with new attribution analysis

For the first time, the Canadian government has conducted a rapid analysis of a period of extreme heat and linked it to human-caused climate change. Analysis by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) found that the likelihood of a heat wave in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada between June 17 and 20 is two to ten times greater due to …

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Traditional Chinese medicine did nothing for my psoriasis. But it was my mother’s love language

This First Person article was written by Kerry Yang, a first-year medical student in Calgary. For more information about First Person Stories, see the FAQ. When plaques started appearing on my knees in first grade, my mother thought it was because of all the kneeling I did on the carpet while reading. ‘Aiyah! You have to stop kneeling,” she said …

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