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Doctors warn about parasite in raw fish

Calgary doctors say a rare parasite could become more common as uncooked culinary trends such as sushi, sashimi, and ceviche grow in popularity.

A new report in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology examines the case of a Calgary man stricken by tiny parasitic worms in his stomach after eating raw, wild salmon from a grocery store.

Link between teen pot use, IQ decline questioned by study

NEW YORK—A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence.

Instead, the new study says pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that’s really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research.

It’s not clear what that other factor is, noted Joshua Isen, an author of the analysis.

Health-care funding formula changes can be held off: Ontario

TORONTO—As the country’s health ministers prepare to meet in Vancouver, Ontario already is saying decisions on changing the health-care funding formula should be left for another day.

During last year’s election campaign, the Trudeau Liberals promised to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces and territories, including a long-term deal on funding.

Winnipeg doctor’s equation helping physicians predict kidney failure

WINNIPEG A Winnipeg doctor’s study on preventing kidney failure is getting recognition in the medical community.

Dr. Navdeep Tangri created a model to predict kidney failure, which was developed at the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre.

Tangri developed an equation which can be used to predict which patients are at risk of kidney failure.

Landmark fraud, corruption trial begins for Princess Cristina, her husband, 16 others

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain Spain’s Princess Cristina spent 12 hours in court Monday at the start of her landmark criminal case, confronting accusations of bankrolling a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle millions from public contracts for conferences and sporting events.

Even though fewer US teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them

CHICAGO Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found.

Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers.