Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Young doctor using Facebook to recruit colleagues to rural Cape Breton

A young family doctor in northern Cape Breton has turned to Facebook to help her get some time off. Dr. Nicola Smith, 32, grew up...

Almost 1 million Canadians give up food, heat to afford prescriptions: study

Nearly one million Canadians spent less on necessities like food and heat to afford their prescriptions in 2016, according to a new study. The paper, published...

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever

The World Health Organization says an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. The...

Online project highlights needs of B.C.’s 1 million caregivers

More than one million British Columbians are caregivers to a friend or family member in need — and many end up sacrificing their own...

U.S. woman becomes 1st person to have eye worms previously seen only in cattle

An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle...

4/20 marijuana celebration tied to rise in fatal car crashes

Marijuana users' self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study...

What Canada can teach sports world about dealing with doping

Jean Charest had no way of knowing how profoundly the 1988 Olympic 100-metre men's final would shape sport in Canada, but he can clearly...

‘A tiny Band-Aid on a gaping wound’: Why crowdfunding can’t fill gaps in U.S....

Erin Fisher's problems began in 2016, when she was pregnant with her second daughter. Her blood pressure had increased to the point where in...

OxyContin maker Purdue says it will stop marketing opioids to U.S. doctors

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that...

Valentine’s Day warning from scientists. Sexting can be bad for romance

Good morning! This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If...