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Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus discovered in Pelham

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus discovered in Pelham

The Niagara Region Public Health Department announced Tuesday Aug. 7/2018 that it has received their first report of West Nile Virus (WNV) of 2018 in mosquitoes, no human cases have been reported yet. “While the mosquitoes that tested positive were found in Pelham, all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent WNV,” a […]

Vaccines aren’t just for kids — what adults need to know

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Vaccines aren’t just for kids — what adults need to know

As kids grow up, there’s a very clear schedule for parents to follow to keep them up-to-date on potentially life-saving vaccinations. While most parents make it a priority for their kids, immunizations often don’t top the list when it comes to taking care of themselves. “It’s more than just knowing whether or not your immunization […]

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Brock researchers find greater rates of obesity, diabetes in U.S. countryside

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Brock researchers find greater rates of obesity, diabetes in U.S. countryside

Brock University press release – Life outside the city may once have been thought to be a ticket to good health with plenty of exercise and fresh food. But recent Brock University research has shown that in modern times, the opposite might be true. A research team headed by Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Rebecca […]

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New Chief of Surgery at Niagara Health

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New Chief of Surgery at Niagara Health

A long-time Niagara Falls urologist has been appointed Chief of Surgery at Niagara Health. Dr. Ian Brown, a Urologist with Niagara Health since 1996, will assume the role effective Sept. 1/2018, replacing Dr. Jeff Cranford, who is completing his second term in the position. The selection of Dr. Brown followed a national search that featured […]

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Niagara Health hosting World Hepatitis Day event Friday

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Niagara Health hosting World Hepatitis Day event Friday

Niagara Health and community partners are hosting a World Hepatitis Day educational event on Friday, July 27/2018 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will raise awareness about hepatitis C and liver health. It will also educate the community about services the Niagara Health Hepatitis C Care Clinic and […]

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Tiny robot could be game-changer in fight against tuberculosis

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Tiny robot could be game-changer in fight against tuberculosis

Brock University press release – A Brock University research team has created a microscopic robot that has the potential to identify drug resistance to tuberculosis faster than conventional tests. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls tuberculosis drug resistance “a formidable obstacle” to treatment and prevention of a disease that killed 240,000 people in 2016. The Brock team’s […]

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