Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Calgary researchers develop tool to literally shine light on concussions

Researchers at the University of Calgary say they have developed a portable brain-imaging system that would literally shed light on concussions. Symptoms of a concussion...

Researchers testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow and easier for surgeons to...

It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumour — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A...

Home chefs selling direct to public: The future of dining, or half-baked trend?

Apps that allow home chefs to sell dishes prepared in their personal kitchens have cropped up in Canada, but uncertainties about health regulations and...

Why should physicians give up pay raises to subsidize government waste?

Last week, a story about a group of Quebec doctors rejecting a proposed pay raise garnered international attention. Nearly 700 physicians signed a petition...

B.C. government makes hepatitis C treatment available to all residents

The B.C. government will now allow anyone living with chronic hepatitis C to access treatment, even in its early stages. "What we hope, of course,...

B.C. government makes hepatitis C treatment available to all citizens

The B.C. government will now allow anyone living with chronic hepatitis C to access treatment, even in its early stages. "In years past, a hepatitis...

Quebec tightening control on sales of high-alcohol mixed drinks

Quebec is moving to ban the sale of pre-mixed malt-based beverages containing more than seven per cent alcohol from anywhere other than the provincial...

Hip and waist size may play role in heart attack risk for women, study...

While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger...

Men don’t need routine digital rectal exams at family doctor to screen for prostate...

Men don't need to receive routine digital rectal exams to screen for prostate cancer from their family doctors, a new review of the medical...

Edmonton in-vitro patient in 4-year battle to learn fate of unused embryo

A woman who underwent in-vitro fertilization at an Edmonton clinic has been unable to confirm the whereabouts of her leftover embryo — four years...