Sunday, October 21, 2018

Small victims in a big crisis: More babies being born addicted to opioids

Newborns cry, but not like this. Thirteen months ago, Courtney Castonguay held her daughter Emma in her arms as the baby cried incessantly. A "high pitched"...

Trump calls for death penalty to ‘get tough’ on drug pushers

Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, U.S. President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug...

Germ-blasting robot sets its sights on fighting C. difficile outbreaks

The Mississauga, Ont., company behind a robot that blasts away hospital germs using ultraviolet light says its Solaris Lytbot is the ideal weapon in the war...

How a bacteria-detecting strip of plastic film could help identify contaminated food

It's impossible to tell if meat is contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria by simply smelling or looking at it, but one day a glance at...

Trying to lose weight? Then ditch the scale, says P.E.I. dietitian

A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale. Bethany Vessey, a registered dietitian...

Child advocates want U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube

Read carefully through the fine print of YouTube's terms of service and you might notice that you've affirmed you are old enough to watch...

Health system neglects northern patients by design: Doctor

Canadians like to think they have one of the best health care systems in the world — and that it's there for everybody, no matter what. But Dr....

Boy with rare disease gets most of skin replaced through gene therapy

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of...

‘Crisis in care’: Ontario looks to tackle hospital bed crunch

Ontario is considering a plan to urgently transform a mothballed hospital site in Toronto into a temporary source of beds as a result of overcrowded hospital wards,...

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo's latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains....