Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ottawa sought advice from kids to help pick cannabis warning symbol

Health Canada tapped the opinions of children as young as five years old as it attempted to decide what warning symbol would work best...

A team of Toronto researchers examined nearly 300 suicide notes. Here’s what they found

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers that recommends health-care...

Head of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fentanyl almost killed his...

The head of the top public health agency in the U.S. says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed...

Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care

Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for...

Thousands of patient records held for ransom in Ontario home care data breach, attackers...

The detailed medical histories and contact information of possibly tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario are allegedly being held for ransom by...

Pharmacare may appeal to premiers seeking consensus this week in N.B.

Eric Hoskins gives Canada's premiers credit for being the catalyst for his current mission. The physician and humanitarian aid worker — who most recently served as Ontario's health minister — was...

Pharmacare in our time: Can premiers, Ottawa agree how to do it?

Eric Hoskins gives Canada's premiers credit for being the catalyst for his current mission. The physician and humanitarian aid worker — who most recently served as Ontario's health minister — was...

CRISPR gene editing can cause serious DNA damage, U.K. research finds

Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage that could lead to dangerous...

As she turns 100, ‘there’s no stopping’ trailblazing Montreal neuroscientist Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner has retained an "insatiable curiosity" for life. Literature, cricket, cheese, The New Yorker magazine, Manchester City's soccer team, and of course, science — the world-renowned,...

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit

Jonathan Jarry's job is to separate sense from nonsense in science, but he never imagined that creating a fake news video would end up...