Tuesday, May 21, 2019

60 years later, scientist says work on polio vaccine topped his career

Sixty years after he helped mass produce the polio vaccine in England, a Rockwood, Ont. man is celebrating news from the World Health Organization...

Spike in opioid deaths prompts Ontario government to offer free naloxone spray

New government data shows a spike in opioid-related deaths in Ontario for much of last year compared to 2016, prompting the province to make Narcan nasal spray available — free of...

Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in...

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new family together, but in the span of just three days, Ahmad Saleem's life changed...

Benefits of summer sun to reduce risk of multiple sclerosis may extend beyond childhood

Children and adults who spend a lot of time outside in the summer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis years later, a...

What can we afford? Economists host forum to dissect health-care costs

It doesn't take a doctor, nurse or economist to see there are major problems with the health-care system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The province spends...

Cape Breton doctor reprimanded for verbally abusing nurse

A family physician in Cape Breton has been reprimanded for using abusive language with an emergency room nurse. Problems began for Dr. Eugene Ignacio when he sent...

Selfies distort face’s appearance, plastic surgeons warn

Selfies — or self-photographs — can distort the face and make the nose look larger than it is, according to plastic surgeons who say they've seen an uptick...

Quebec doctors make more money than ever, but access to health care hasn’t improved:...

If you thought having well-paid doctors would translate to having better access to health care, a new study suggests you were mistaken. While Quebec's doctors...

U.S. emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens

Emergency rooms across the United States saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the country's drug crisis...

Ontario First Nation has clean drinking water after 14 years, but many others in...

A First Nation in northwestern Ontario that had been under a boil-water advisory for 14 years now has clean water with the opening of...