Saturday, September 22, 2018

Crisis team heading to Baffin community with 10 per cent TB infection rate

With 10 per cent of residents in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, infected with active or latent tuberculosis, the government of Nunavut is looking for new ways...

10% of residents in Nunavut community infected with TB, crisis team to visit

With 10 per cent of residents in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, infected with active or latent tuberculosis, the Government of Nunavut is looking for new ways...

Feds raise flag over for-profit ultrasounds offered by Winnipeg clinic

A plan by a private Winnipeg clinic to offer for-profit echocardiograms could be in jeopardy, with Health Canada saying it plans to "raise the...

Gaming disorder set to be recognized by World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is looking to add gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases. The addition comes in the recent draft of ICT-11, which...

Liquor industry calls halt to cancer warning labels on Yukon booze

It was supposed to be a public health experiment, backed by Health Canada and Yukon's chief medical officer of health. For eight months, new, more prominent...

New blood test better identifies those with celiac disease, researchers say

An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don't have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say. Celiac disease...

Social anxiety sufferers find ways to cope during the season of parties

Are you a party animal or a party ghost? People who suffer from social anxiety find this time of year particularly tough. The holiday cheer...

Early puberty linked to depression in girls

Girls who go through puberty early could be more likely to experience depression and behaviour problems that last into their 20s compared to peers who start menstruation...

RCMP officer anxiously awaiting life-altering kidney transplant

Shane Burridge's heart jumps a little bit every time his phone rings. The RCMP corporal has been on a waiting list for a new kidney...

How slaying dragons and rolling dice can help people with autism

Dungeons and Dragons has its own special kind of magic, but you can't find it between the covers of any of its numerous rule...