Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Lambton EMS ambulances parked in front of the Bluewater Health emergency department in Sarnia, Ont. (Jonathan Pinto/CBC)Canada prides itself on its diverse, multicultural population. But...

Health industry breathes easier as post-Obamacare path stabilizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hospitals and health insurers are gaining confidence that their nightmare scenario - millions of Americans instantly losing health insurance once President-elect Donald Trump delivers on a promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare - is looking more like a bad dream than becoming reality....

No evidence that finishing your antibiotics reduces resistance, researchers say

Many patients are used to their doctors emphasizing the importance of finishing all of their antibiotics, even if they are feeling better, to combat the rise of...

What belongs in medical kits for climbers and hikers?

(Reuters Health) - For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most likely to face, a recent study found....

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster...

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in...

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's our summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

FDA approves Lexicon Pharma’s carcinoid syndrome diarrhea drug

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc's oral drug to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, a condition that develops in patients with gastrointestinal tumors....

‘It’s heartbreaking’: More parents allege Banana Boat sunscreen burned their kids

Shayna Pickle says her five-year-old son got badly burned this month after wearing Banana Boat sunscreen. The Bracebridge, Ont., woman blames the sunscreen, so she posted...

HPV causing cancer of head, neck affects more men than women in U.S.

Roughly one in nine U.S. men has an oral infection of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests. HPV is...

Reliance on food pantries can make healthy eating difficult

(Reuters Health) - - People who rely on food pantries for their meals may not receive enough dairy, fruits or vegetables to get all the nutrients they need for a healthy diet, two recent studies suggest....

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