Thursday, February 21, 2019

Former first responder creates equine therapy program to help others with PTSD

A former first responder with PTSD is spearheading an equine therapy program to support others with workplace-caused trauma. Jessica van der Hoek, the president of Prairie Sky...

Youth smoking decline stalls in U.S. — and vaping may be to blame

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and...

WHO says bird flu outbreaks raise alarm, but human risks still low

NDON, (Reuters) - - LOThe risk of sustained human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China is low, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, but a surge in human cases there is worrying and requires constant monitoring....

What growing old looks like when you’re living with HIV

Read Story Transcript Ron Rosenes has been living with HIV for nearly 40 years. The long-time advocate, who turns 71 this summer, said he's confronted health...

‘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...

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia

Residents at an Oshawa, Ont., retirement home are among the first people in the country to try an innovative therapy for Alzheimer's and dementia patients called...

Frostbite: What it is and how to treat it

The temperature across much of Canada has plummeted to its coldest level this season, triggering warnings about the extreme risk of frostbite. Oh, we know...

Antibiotic resistance a serious health-care threat to Canadians, experts say

With cold and flu season upon us, some patients will undoubtedly go to their doctors seeking a prescription for antibiotics, even though the drugs...

Flour, frozen fruit get increased subsidies in major Nutrition North update

Diapers, macaroni, spaghetti, dried beans and frozen french fries are among the new items now going to be subsidized under the Nutrition North program,...

‘Smart bandage’ developed in B.C. changes colour at first signs of infection

A wound dressing that detects the first signs of infection is more than just a Band-Aid solution for the University of Victoria researchers who developed it. University of...