Sunday, August 19, 2018

Why cutting the fat and loading up on carbs can lead to poor health

Global dietary guidelines should change to suggest people can eat more fat than previously thought, with a view to preventing overconsumption of carbohydrates, according...

MP committee’s report on pharmacare landing today

The House of Commons all-party health committee will officially table its report on the prospects for a national pharmacare program today. And it appears there's consensus...

Novartis cancer division races to catch up with rivals

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis is making progress in its bid to catch rivals developing drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer, one of its top research scientists and latest recruit from Harvard University told Reuters in an interview....

The lost art of play: No resilience without risk, says researcher

Call it a fact of life, but being teased or excluded on the playground is almost as hard to avoid as the occasional bruises...

Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the country's czar at the Office of National Drug Control Policy is withdrawing...

Obama says would support Trump moves to improve U.S. healthcare

BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would support any move by President-elect Donald Trump to improve healthcare for Amercicans....

Medicinal and recreational cannabis should be separate, say researchers

Two Halifax researchers are urging the federal government to keep medicinal and recreational marijuana streams separate once the plant is legalized in Canada. The op-ed,...

Child dead, 14 others in hospital after ‘illness’ on Calgary-area First Nation

The RCMP are investigating after a child was found dead Wednesday morning on a Calgary-area First Nation — the victim of what officials are...

Painkillers often stored within reach of little kids

(Reuters Health) - Opioid pain relievers such as codeine and hydrocodone often aren’t stored safely in households with children, according to a new study....

This man lost his wife to a fentanyl overdose, now he wants Ontario to...

A Mississauga man whose wife died after years of fentanyl use can't believe the province doesn't track overdoses involving the prescription use of the drug...