Saturday, December 15, 2018

This 18-year-old student has had 6 concussions. How will Rowan’s Law help her?

Maddy Hearne never wanted to become an expert in how to recover from a concussion, but the Grade 12 student from Toronto hasn't had...

WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, specifically an addictive behaviour disorder. The statement on Monday confirmed...

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the disorder affecting Céline Dion?

The hearing condition that has caused Quebec pop star Céline Dion to cancel some upcoming Las Vegas shows is known as Patulous eustachian tube....

On top of grief and shame, families of victims frustrated with stigma of opioid...

For a time, Daryl Owen Sen had it all. The Calgary man had a great job as market manager with Mac's, the convenience store chain,...

Spread of Guinea worm disease in South Sudan ceases

South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory...

Manufacturer urges standards for wire bristle barbecue brushes

A Canadian manufacturer says safety standards need to be imposed on wire bristle barbecue brushes sold in this country. Currently, Health Canada is undertaking a risk...

Don’t let the hype around Lyme disease lead to unnecessary treatment, warns U of...

An infectious disease specialist at the University of Alberta Hospital says the risk of contracting Lyme disease from a tick bite is overblown.  "I think...

Are scientists male or female? See how kids draw them

A new study shows more children in the United States are drawing female scientists than ever before, but as they get older they tend...

Patient details in the recycling? Hospitals should cut down on paper to protect privacy:...

A new study is urging hospitals to reduce the number of paper documents they produce in order to protect patient privacy. Researchers at Toronto's St....

U.S. inmate executed using fentanyl for 1st time

Nebraska used a lethal injection of four drugs in a never-before-tried combination, including the powerful opioid fentanyl, on Tuesday to carry out its first...