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‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

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They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry late Thursday tweeted a photo of the infant,…
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‘Who decides whether you’re dead?’: Ontario court case could prove precedent-setting

'Who decides whether you're dead?': Ontario court case could prove precedent-setting

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The family of Taquisha McKitty will argue in the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday that she's still breathing and alive, even though a lower court has declared her dead. "We're not convinced that she's dead," said Bishop Wendell Brereton from his church, the Breakthrough Temple in Brampton. He has visited McKitty in hospital and witnessed her movements. 'It's not…
‘We have a really dysfunctional system’: advocate calls for improved services for children with special needs

'We have a really dysfunctional system': advocate calls for improved services for children with special needs

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B.C. child welfare advocates are calling for funding reforms to a "dysfunctional" child welfare system and argue fundamental changes are needed to improve access for children with special needs. A scathing report highlighting how the system failed a boy given the pseudonym "Charlie" was released earlier this week by B.C.'s representative for children and youth.…
Supreme Court rejects appeal to speed up challenge to assisted dying restriction

Supreme Court rejects appeal to speed up challenge to assisted dying restriction

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A B.C. woman's push to speed up a key assisted dying challenge was rejected by Canada's top court today. The Supreme Court of Canada instead decided Chilliwack's Julia Lamb and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association will need to wait until Novmber of 2019 for a trial in B.C.'s Supreme Court. It also ruled the federal government…
People with paralysis control tablet devices

People with paralysis control tablet devices

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An investigational brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Three clinical trial participants with tetraplegia received the investigational BrainGate brain-computer interface implant, which detects the signals associated with…