Sunday, June 24, 2018

‘We don’t have any backroom meetings,’ Health Canada says as Food Guide consultations end

Health Canada is facing pressure from medical advocates to ensure there are major changes to its existing Food Guide as it works on highly anticipated...

UK use of doctors to find migrants raises ethical concerns

To track down people in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information:...

Obese couples may take longer to conceive

(Reuters Health) - - Couples who are obese may take longer to achieve pregnancy than partners who aren't as overweight, a recent U.S. study suggests....

Baby Charlie remains on life support as parents fight doctors for experimental treatment

He can't cry, kick his legs or breathe unassisted. His body is growing; his brain is not. Baby Charlie Gard, three weeks shy of his first birthday, suffers...

‘I’m sorry to hear that’: Why training Siri to be a therapist won’t be...

We already turn to our smartphones for help with all sorts of tasks, such as checking the weather or getting directions. But could the...

Hundreds of people to be notified after patient records breached

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it is contacting 337 people after six employees looked up the personal health information of patients. Staff members were working in...

‘OK doc, I’m rolling’: Physicians told to expect patients recording them

Physicians are being advised by their insurer that patients could record them using smartphones — with or without permission. The Canadian Medical Protective Association, which...

Source of health problems affecting 8 Canadians in Cuba still a mystery

Eight Canadians posted to Cuba have experienced mysterious symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and nose bleeds in recent months, but Global Affairs officials say...

Most Americans want U.S. to keep funding expanded Medicaid: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, according to a poll released on Friday....

Chlamydia testing for young women declines after revised Pap test guidelines

After Pap tests became less frequent in Canada, testing for chlamydia also decreased, say researchers who recommend that young women should ask their doctors about testing for the...