Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Canada’s fight with Big Tobacco is back on

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If...

How imported shrimp is bringing superbugs to Canada’s shores

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada. Global demand for shrimp...

More than half of Canadians may have trouble adopting new food guide, survey suggests

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive — or perhaps just not enticing enough — to easily...

Company that made OxyContin confirms it’s considering bankruptcy as lawsuits loom

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that...

Health Canada starts releasing protected drug and medical device data

Data about medical devices and drugs that used to be carefully guarded by Health Canada is starting to be posted online. The information includes...

England to fund free sanitary products for girls in secondary school and college

England will fund free sanitary products for secondary school and college students after teachers raised concern that some girls were skipping lessons while menstruating...

Environment is a deadly mess, but ‘there is every reason to be hopeful,’ UN...

Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new UN report says. Climate change, a global major extinction of...

Stephen Hawking’s ex-nurse barred from practising after failing to give him ‘appropriate’ care

British regulators have barred Stephen Hawking's former nurse from practising after finding she failed to provide appropriate care to the late physicist. The Nursing and...

Tina Fontaine missed school, hurt herself, was exploited without getting help she needed: Child...

Tina Fontaine didn't get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her family and...

Ontario PC government to provide funding for schools taking on new students with autism

Ontario's education minister is giving money to school boards to handle the students on the autism spectrum who will be transitioning into the school system...