Monday, December 10, 2018

1 in 10 medicines in poor countries are fake or substandard, WHO warns

About 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from...

Demand for fentanyl test strips booms — but test is not widely available

They aren't the type of calls that Iqbal Sunderani thought he would ever get. Parents who have lost their children to fentanyl overdoses ring up his biotechnology...

‘I can’t do this on my own’: Returning from rehab in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Nellie Hogaluk says she was one step away from ending up in jail or even dead. The quiet 27-year-old from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, says when...

Vaccines for addictions create the illusion that there’s a quick fix for drug dependence

Unlike a virus, or an inherited condition, or an environmental illness, addiction cannot be classified strictly within the parameters of cause and effect. To put...

Grey Cup a good time to talk about men’s health, says 2-time champion

Canadians are grabbing their beer, chips, dip and all the goodies that go along with the Grey Cup game, but a two-time champion says...

SECOND OPINION | What’s with all the studies on coffee, and why can’t we...

Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Coffee...

Vape shops fuming over Ontario’s proposed restrictions

People who sell e-cigarettes in Ontario are trying to dissuade the Liberal government from imposing new restrictions on how vape shops can market their...

Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants

A Health Canada safety review has found a low number of cases of a rare cancer associated with breast implants.  The federal department conducted the...

Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Robyn Urback

In many ways, it's much more fun to serve as Official Opposition than in cabinet. You can feign outrage over omnibus bills, since you are...

Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Robyn Urback

In many ways, it's much more fun to serve as Official Opposition than in cabinet. You can feign outrage over omnibus bills, since you are...