Sunday, February 17, 2019

‘There was a screw-up’: UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published...

This translation saves lives

Lambton EMS ambulances parked in front of the Bluewater Health emergency department in Sarnia, Ont. (Jonathan Pinto/CBC) Canada prides itself on its diverse, multicultural population. But...

Let’s talk: Why Canadians need health care in their own language

Canada prides itself on its diverse, multicultural population. But some newcomers who don't speak English or French may have serious difficulty communicating with their doctor.  An...

Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new...

Second Opinion | Remembering forgetting could be a good sign

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

Healing invisible wounds with the Art Cart

Every Thursday at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the west end of Toronto, sterile plastic chairs are pushed aside to make...

Marijuana is not an all-purpose medical cure

Many Canadians can hardly wait for the day that the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal. As a medical doctor, I'm far less enthusiastic....

Plague cases double in Madagascar in a week

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its...

Doctor acquitted in opioid case involving thousands of pills

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges. Dr. Sarah Jones faced three counts of fraud,...

Ottawa pays back $10M withheld from Quebec over patient user fees

The federal government has quietly reimbursed Quebec the almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients extra...