Thursday, March 21, 2019

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...

Canadian researcher warns parents about dangers of high-caffeine energy drinks

A Calgary researcher is working to warn parents, coaches and doctors about the potential dangers of energy drinks, which contain high levels of caffeine, can...

With the Olympics underway, scientists ask whether the human body can be pushed any...

Anson Henry is a two-time Olympian. The sprinter knows what it's like to push his body to its limit on the world stage. "There's a lot of...

Dog bites: It may not be them, it could be you

Having a nervous personality could boost your chances of being bitten by a dog. Results from a recent survey compiled by the University of Liverpool...

Georgian College cancels diploma in homeopathy

Georgian College says it is cancelling its controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy. The announcement came just hours after the college told CBC News it...