Health

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation

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A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care will pay $330,000 to help cover the cost of the investigation into the incident. Dr. William Mather also won't attempt to resurrect his practice, an Alberta Dental Association and College sentencing hearing was told Wednesday. Both sanctions were detailed in…
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Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

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The Liberal government is moving soon on its plan to give federally-regulated workers paid time off to deal with the trauma and turmoil of domestic violence. Consultations with stakeholders, employers and unions will begin this fall on the proposed benefit, which will allow survivors 10 days off — five of them paid. It's meant to give…
Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims

Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims

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A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to…
Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says

Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says

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Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization's chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a UN peacekeeping mission, in Congo's restive northeast where multiple rebel groups pose a…
Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health: Study

Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health: Study

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Urban air is being polluted by antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) whose exposure is posing threat to human health, researchers have warned. Antibiotic resistance is caused by the incorrect use of antibiotics, and it has allowed many bacteria to be resistant to the commonly used antibiotics, which means that many antibiotics are no longer effective in…