Saturday, July 20, 2019

EU member states urged to develop co-ordinated vaccine plans for measles, flu and other...

The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to co-operate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against...

Fewer hospital stays for asthma reported for Canadian children and teens

Hospitalizations for asthma among Canadian boys and girls fell over the past 10 years, but those living in lower-income neighbourhoods continue to have higher...

‘This is not experimental anymore’: How immunotherapy is being used for some lung cancer...

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 you haven't...

No mental health beds planned for new children’s hospital in Saskatoon

When the new Jim Pattison Children's Hospital opens in Saskatoon next year, it will not have in-patient beds for children or teens suffering from mental...

Peruvian lynching death underscores risk of trip into jungle and mind

The poster started making the rounds after the old woman's death. "Se Busca." Wanted. Sebastian Woodroffe's name was spelled incorrectly, but the pictures clearly identified the 41-year-old Canadian as...

‘Dr. Lipjob’ ordered to stop injecting botox, impersonating doctor

The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons has won a court order against an unlicensed woman who posed as a doctor and administered botox injections to people in...

‘Naps aren’t just for babies:’ ridesharing industry fights fatigue risks

Fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns. In a new position paper, the AASM calls...

Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut’s tuberculosis outbreak

The depth and scale of this problem should leave every Canadian outraged. Most Canadians think of poor countries when they think about tuberculosis (TB), a disease...

Exercise lowers risk of depression risk at all ages, researchers find

Exercise helps protect against experiencing depression regardless of age or location in the world, a large new analysis suggests. Researchers pooled data from 49 studies...

‘Something is better than nothing’: Exercise helps ward off depression

Exercise helps protect against depression regardless of age or location in the world, a large new analysis suggests. Researchers pooled data from 49 studies to...