Category Archives: Health

Ebola vaccine test raises hopes, doubts in Congo

Irene Mboyo Mola spent 11 days caring for her husband as he died of Ebola in a hospital where she said nurses were too scared to get close. She helped him to the bathroom, picked up his feverish body when he lost his balance, and reinserted an IV that fell out of his bleeding arm.

"He...

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Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday.

Researchers from the Britain's Cambridge University and Sweden's Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 — a type...

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Calgary man becomes single dad through surrogacy after 8-year quest

A Calgary man is going public about his eight-year quest to become a father that finally came to be through surrogacy.

At a welcoming celebration on the weekend, Nathan Chan introduced his four-week-old baby girl, Nanette, to a room full of family and friends.  

Chan, 33, felt the urge to become a parent eight years ago.

"I was...

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