Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

more stories from this episode This week's Quirks Question comes to us from Sandra Pilgrim, who asks:  "If all of our cells are constantly renewing themselves,...

SECOND OPINION | Pregnancy paradox: Dangers of not testing drugs on pregnant women

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's our mid-summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

Statistics Canada data shows percentage of obese children has fallen nationally

While obesity rates for adults are up, obesity rates for Canadian children aged five to 17 decreased slightly between 2004 and 2015, according to data recently released...

Healthcare leaders want drug company payments to doctors made public

A group of Canadian healthcare leaders wants pharmaceutical companies to have to disclose how and why they pay people who prescribe their drugs, saying...

Doctor calls for stop of ‘demeaning’ practice of watching women swallow Mifegymiso ‘abortion pill’

Doctors should stop the "demeaning" practice of supervising a woman while she swallows the Mifegymiso abortion pill, a professor says. Dr. Wendy Norman teaches at the...

Concerns about integrity of public health-care system prompt audits in B.C

With the blessing of the federal government, British Columbia is putting three health clinics under the financial microscope amid long-standing concerns about overbilling and...

Kids should not be allowed to play contact sports, warns concussion expert

Friday August 11, 2017 more stories from this episode Read Story Transcript With NFL pre-season games underway, concerns over concussions — and their long-term effects on...

Toronto harm reduction advocates pushing for pop-up safe-injection sites

Harm reduction advocates in Toronto are calling on the city to allow pop-up safe injection sites amid a series of overdose deaths. The Toronto Harm...

‘Opioid crisis is an emergency,’ Trump declares

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official. "The...

Pediatricians offer strategies for talking to kids about bad news

Parents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or attacks have a new resource to help them, published online...