May 3, 2014 12:21 am

Health Headlines, April 26 – May 2

April 26 – MERS deaths reported in Saudi Arabia.
Five more people have died in Saudi Arabia from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a respiratory virus.

April 28 – How to stay alive in cold water
The shock of being unexpectedly immersed in cold water can result in a higher number of drownings. Global News speaks with a lifesaving expert about what you need to know.

April 29- Dental problems in young children
Early childhood tooth decay can cause trauma in young patients and a strain on our healthcare system.

April 30- Long term planning for autism epidemic
For the last installment of our month-long focus on the epidemic of autism among our children , reporter Elaine Yong is looking into the future. What can we do to get a handle on this growing problem?

May 1- Backlash after teen with autism denied PEI exchange trip
A 15-year-old Mission girl was scheduled to travel with some schoolmates to Prince Edward Island later this month but the PEI school board cancelled her trip because of her autism and epilepsy. After backlash on social media the whole affair blew up in the PEI legislature.

May 2- Adrian Dix shares diabetes diagnosis
One of Adrian Dix’s biggest triumphs as leader of the NDP is saving the life of a supporter who didn’t realize he had diabetes until he read Dix’s profile in the paper.

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