Thursday, September 20, 2018

Penicillin allergy labels are ‘frequent but frequently inaccurate,’ investigators find

Many people who are labelled as allergic to penicillin can safely take the important antibiotic, say doctors and pharmacists who brought testing to the bedside...

New risk for new moms and moms to be

Prenatal care for women without a primary care provider is one of the new services being offered as part of the Women’s Wellness Program....

Groups train workers to help LGBT seniors feel more comfortable in long-term care

Brian Hobbs remembers standing lookout while his friends, a gay couple in their 70s, performed the most innocent of acts: holding hands. One of the men had...

Lyme disease on the rise in Canada, but doctors still confused about diagnosis

When her daughter got a bug bite in early June, Samantha Simon never expected the next three months would be spent in hospitals and clinics,...

Food fight: Health Canada, advertisers argue over protecting kids from junk food ads

Canadians are bombarded with food and drink ads — online, on TV and radio, on posters and billboards. According to the advertising industry, we see nearly 160 billion...

Feeling at home: Staff trainers help LGBT seniors overcome fears in long-term care

Brian Hobbs remembers standing lookout while his friends, a gay couple in their 70s, performed the most innocent of acts: holding hands. One of the men had...

SECOND OPINION | New secrets from tobacco industry documents

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System ‘stretched to max capacity’ as neonatal ICUs see surge in sick babies, doctors...

Ontario doctors are warning there are not enough intensive-care beds for newborn babies following what provincial health officials call a "surge" in the number of sick premature infants over the...

Health Canada warns of suffocation risks of baby nests

Health Canada is warning the public about the suffocation risk associated with baby nests — small, portable beds with soft, padded sides. Also called baby pods, they are...

Increased demand leads to global shortage of diabetes equipment component

A global shortage of a component used in conjunction with a popular brand of insulin pump has left some people resorting to older methods...