Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors’ mental health, financial needs

Jurors are required to hear horrific details of crime and view photos of bloody scenes and dead bodies, sometimes in trials that drag on for...

Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings

Health Canada is ordering a more explicit warning on labels of green tea extract products over concerns about the risk of liver injury. The over-the-counter pills...

Liberals say they’ll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis

The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of...

Scientists try for 1st time to edit man’s genes inside his body

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to...

Parents’ convictions in son’s meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court

A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their...

FDA approves first digital pill to track when patients take medication

Regulators in the United States have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medication. The Abilify pill was...

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say

For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say.   On...

Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into ‘dangerous territory,’ college warns

A company providing online access to doctors for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body regulating the practice of medicine in the...

Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager

Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even...

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for health secretary post

Turning to an industry he's rebuked, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health...