Friday, July 21, 2017

‘I was actually offended’: Man on Indigenous cancer therapies initially told oncologist wouldn’t monitor...

A Métis man who opted to use Indigenous therapies for his terminal cancer instead of chemotherapy was initially turned down for followup care by a specialist,...

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable: report

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling risk factors such as education and depression, a large new international review estimates.  A...

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable, report says

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling risk factors such as education and depression, a large new international review estimates.  A...

Manufacturer urges standards for wire bristle barbecue brushes

A Canadian manufacturer says safety standards need to be imposed on wire bristle barbecue brushes sold in this country. Currently, Health Canada is undertaking a risk...

Hamilton doc sits in sweltering car to show parents the risks to their kids

Locked in a Jeep 4x4 in the parking lot of McMaster Children's Hospital, Dr. Anthony Crocco is starting to look a little weary. The windows...

Small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction: study

A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a...

Parasite worms its way into Alberta, infecting humans through dogs, coyotes

University of Alberta scientists are alerting the public to a potentially lethal tapeworm, which infects humans through the feces of coyotes and dogs. The rare but "formidable" parasite,...

‘Inadequate and insulting’: Sask. family unhappy doctor not disciplined after boy burned during cast...

A Saskatoon area couple whose son received second-degree burns while having a fibreglass cast removed is disappointed that the College of Physicians and Surgeons...

‘Remarkable’ boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals

The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18...

9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems

Survivors of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 — and first responders who were on the scene that...

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