Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New guidelines may reduce risk of legal marijuana in youth

Last October, recreational marijuana became legal in Canada. But concerns remain about the impact on the health of young people in particular. Experts say a...

Chinese scientist behind gene-edited babies fired by university

A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame...

‘If you don’t ask, then you won’t know’: family doctors guided on care for...

A growing number of young people identify as transgender, but many miss out on vital care from a family doctor. The authors of a...

Group challenges ruling requiring doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

Ontario doctors challenging a court ruling that found physicians must give referrals for medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs say...

Want to lose weight? More sleep could help, doctors say

Ian Patton has struggled with obesity his whole life. He'd lose weight, then put it on, going up and down like a yo-yo. When he...

A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of...

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating ongoing medical conditions,...

Will price be a barrier to new cancer immunotherapy?

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...

Feeling lonely? You’re not alone – and it could be affecting your physical health

Loneliness has long been recognized as being bad for a person's mental health, but research is now showing it can also be physically harmful. "We...

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the...

Mother of 3-year-old killed by flu shares story, advocates for vaccine

When Caylee Donovan took her three-year-old daughter Gracie to the hospital, worried her fever had lasted for five days, she was sent home. "They just...