Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Breast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, ‘You need heart and you need compassion’

"You go first." In a west-end Toronto pinball parlour, Jennifer Schultz, 45, is engaged in an intense game of Whirlwind with her 12-year-old, daughter Jameson. "You got...

Dealing with dementia during the holidays: Tips from the Alzheimer Society

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is often stressful at the best of times — and for families dealing with dementia, it can...

Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons ‘have caused a lot of damage’ in U.S....

A growing number of children are missing out on recommended vaccinations in states that permit parents to skip inoculations due to their personal beliefs...

Fertility doctor used own sperm to inseminate patients, regulator says

Ontario's medical regulator has determined an Ottawa man committed professional misconduct by using his own sperm to inseminate several patients and using the wrong...

Job fair breaks down employment barriers for Canadians living with autism

For people living with autism spectrum disorder, getting a job comes with specific challenges. "I would always get stymied at the interview stage," said Katherine...

N.S. Legislature passes presumed consent bill for organ donation

Nova Scotia is a step closer to being the first place in North America with presumed consent for organ donation. Members at Province House unanimously...

Surgery program will help trans patients ‘live true lives,’ Toronto hospital says

Janet Macbeth says "to be trans is to wait." The 40-year-old waited until her wife was pregnant with their second child in 2017 to come...

Pediatricians, parents guided on gender diversity to help kids grow up ‘feeling safe and...

New Canadian Paediatric Society guidelines help doctors discuss the complexities of gender identity in children with their parents and caregivers. An online resource will help pediatricians...

Marijuana different than the rocking ’60s, so medical guidelines for seniors in the works

The generation of Canadians who rocked out to the 1960s song Marijuana by Country Joe and the Fish are seniors now, and some of them are newly curious about the...

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in trial over talc cancer risks

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million US to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after...