Sunday, August 19, 2018

Don’t use cotton-tipped swabs to clean inside your ears, experts urge

A sampling of U.S. emergency department records confirms that sticking anything smaller than your elbow in your ear is a good way to puncture...

New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in public schools

New Brunswick's public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. The...

Miracle baby defies odds after premature birth at less than 2 pounds

When Brody Unrau was born, doctors told the tiny baby's parents he was incompatible with life. Now the Winkler, Man., baby is defying the odds...

21 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce confirmed in N.L., N.B. and...

The federal government is investigating 21 cases of E. coli in three provinces that are believed to be linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce. The Public Health...

Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks

While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don't get vaccinated. Measles...

6 reasons doctors say to reconsider colon cleanses

Former customers of two colon cleansing services in Thunder Bay, Ont. are getting tested for Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV after...

Canada’s oldest blood donor, ‘Granny Bea,’ still giving at 95

Every 56 days, Coquitlam's Beatrice Janyk visits a blood clinic, rolls up her sleeve and donates a pint of blood.  The 95-year-old, who introduces herself as...

Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care

Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for...

This Ontario town is home to 8,000 residents — and 18 family doctors

The first time Dr. Katayun Treasurywala and her husband, Dr. Paul Gill, drove to Goderich, Ont., they talked about how they would tell the...

‘You feel like your world is over’: Why unmatched medical graduates waste their talent,...

Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could...