Saturday, April 20, 2019

‘Keep them well’: New cystic fibrosis medications move closer to a cure

With every breath she takes, Chelsea Gagnon can feel how the lung-scarring damage of cystic fibrosis adds up over time. The 28-year-old Montrealer says a bad cold...

Measles warning rescinded for Victoria Montessori school after tests come back negative

Island Health has confirmed that lab reports from a suspected measles case in Victoria have come back negative. Medical Health Officer, Dr. Dee Hoyano, has...

Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable

While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax, expert Corrine McIssac says the type of sores she...

On screen and in real life: we pathologize fatness, even as we pretend to...

Few people actually enjoy going to the doctor, but there's a special kind of dread that comes when you know there's a good chance the...

Crucial for health system, many caregivers are struggling financially and emotionally, report says

They come from all walks of life, young and old: millions of Canadians who are unpaid caregivers for aging parents, children with a disability...

‘I wouldn’t trade it for the world’: Grandparents increasingly becoming primary caregivers

The best part about 10-year-old Akirah Carter's new home is that she feels safe there.  "Now I'm here, I get to go outside. I get...

Health Canada says ultrasound no longer mandatory before Mifegymiso prescribed for abortion

Woman no longer need to have an ultrasound before they're prescribed Mifegymiso for medical termination of a pregnancy, Health Canada says. Mifegymiso is the brand...

Meet the opioid users of Bell Island, N.L., and the people keeping them alive

It's either six or seven — Nicole Boone can't remember exactly how many times she has overdosed. "You wake up and you're terrified because you've been...

Deaf Canadians ‘at risk’ in times of national emergency

When the next ice storm, wildfire or terror attack happens, Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing will be in greater peril than...

‘We’re only asking for some time’: Lethbridge family battles to keep mother on life...

A family in Lethbridge, Alta., is fighting to keep their elderly mother on a ventilator but say time is running out before doctors remove...