Sunday, August 18, 2019

At least 44 heat-related deaths in Quebec as hot spell comes to an end

Temperatures are a bit cooler today across Quebec, after overnight showers brought an end to the six-day heat wave that consumed southern Quebec and...

Scientists mobilize for a fight over powerful gene-editing technology

It sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel: Scientists discover how to eradicate an entire species. Environmentalists want to stop the research. A United Nations...

Mental health issues linger from Fort McMurray fire, says study

For many of the residents who fled for their lives as a ferocious wildfire ripped through Fort McMurray in 2016, the psychological scars still linger.  Newly published research...

Measles cases in U.S. nears 1,000

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it's not...

Cigarette makers’ court ordered ‘corrective statements’ start next month

Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order...

Binge eating while binge watching can be a hard habit to break

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday...

Wait times ‘unbelievable’ at Winnipeg ERs as swamped hospitals open over-capacity beds

Winnipeg hospital emergency rooms have been so busy this week that some patients have been diverted away from the Health Sciences Centre — and others, such...

‘Promising’ ultrasound pokes holes in brain barrier to let drug treatment through

A handful of Alzheimer's patients signed up for a bold experiment: they let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily jiggle an...

Families hiring own staff to guard nursing home residents

A growing number of Ottawa families are hiring staff to protect their loved ones from being attacked by other residents in their long-term care homes,...

Ontario to spend $72.6M over 3 years on psychotherapy

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced on Monday that the province will provide an additional $72.6 million over the next three years for psychotherapy programs. Hoskins...