Monday, October 30, 2017

Sweating blood? It happens — and not just on Halloween

Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking...

‘I am stressed out’: Toronto nursing home closures would be ‘traumatic’ and ‘catastrophic’ for...

Virginia Vidal visits her 88-year-old grandmother Armanda in a Toronto nursing home two to three times a week and wishes she could go more...

U.S. study links marijuana use to more sex

Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who conducted research indicating frequent marijuana users have about 20 per cent more sex...

NDP pushes Liberals to follow Trump, declare opioid crisis a national public health emergency

As President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the U.S., the NDP is pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government...

How these Silicon Valley companies are disrupting the meat industry with their ‘meatless meat’

It sizzles and oozes, the way a burger should. Nadiv Geiger, a chef at Vina Enoteca in Palo Alto, Calif., says he has to...

After 60 years, Ottawa compensates daughter of CIA brainwashing experiments victim

Alison Steel was only 4½ years old when her mother's life changed forever. In 1957, Jean Steel was admitted to Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute. The once...

Trump declares opioid crisis ‘a national health emergency’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency — a step that won't bring new dollars to...

Pediatricians ‘increasingly’ being asked about assisted death for kids

The Canadian Paediatric Society says its members are "increasingly" being asked by parents about the option of seeking medically assisted death for children, while...

Better palliative care essential as Canada considers medically assisted death for youth, pediatricians say

The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging improved palliative care for children and youth as a key part of preparing for the possibility of legalizing...

Waiting to die: Winnipeg man says faith-based hospital delayed access to assisted death

An 88-year-old Winnipeg man wants to end his life after being confined to a bed for several months with no chance of recovering and says...

Stay connected

7,565FansLike
3,026FollowersFollow