Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Benefits of summer sun to reduce risk of multiple sclerosis may extend beyond childhood

Children and adults who spend a lot of time outside in the summer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis years later, a...

What can we afford? Economists host forum to dissect health-care costs

It doesn't take a doctor, nurse or economist to see there are major problems with the health-care system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The province spends...

Cape Breton doctor reprimanded for verbally abusing nurse

A family physician in Cape Breton has been reprimanded for using abusive language with an emergency room nurse. Problems began for Dr. Eugene Ignacio when he sent...

Selfies distort face’s appearance, plastic surgeons warn

Selfies — or self-photographs — can distort the face and make the nose look larger than it is, according to plastic surgeons who say they've seen an uptick...

Quebec doctors make more money than ever, but access to health care hasn’t improved:...

If you thought having well-paid doctors would translate to having better access to health care, a new study suggests you were mistaken. While Quebec's doctors...

U.S. emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens

Emergency rooms across the United States saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the country's drug crisis...

Ontario First Nation has clean drinking water after 14 years, but many others in...

A First Nation in northwestern Ontario that had been under a boil-water advisory for 14 years now has clean water with the opening of...

Portrait of a Canadian without a drug plan

We met Shelley Wigham D'Angelo while researching a story about the federal government's national pharmacare announcement. She was one of several Canadians we spoke...

New vaccine targets pneumonia, blood poisoning, meningitis among children in Canada’s North

Federal researchers have collaborated to develop a preventative vaccine for a potentially deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis in children and...

DNA test to spot cancer genes gets OK from U.S. regulator, but with warnings

U.S. regulators have approved the first direct-to-consumer breast cancer gene test. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require warnings about...