Thursday, June 20, 2019

Can we say ‘vagina’ in a headline? New name and new controversy about menopausal...

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...

PTSD in the hospital: Why the emotional scars of serious illnesses linger long after...

Isabel Jordan spent eight days by her six-year-old son Zachary's side in an intensive care unit at the B.C. Children's Hospital as he was...

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the disorder affecting Céline Dion?

The hearing condition that has caused Quebec pop star Céline Dion to cancel some upcoming Las Vegas shows is known as Patulous eustachian tube....

Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ban in restaurants and bars

Austria's lower house of parliament voted to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition...

Nurse practitioners not always compensated for providing medical assistance in dying

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario says some of its members are helping to provide their patients with medically assisted deaths without compensation. It wasn't...

Health Canada rejects claim that new radon gas standards put Canadians at risk

The association representing Canada's homebuilders is claiming that Ottawa's first-ever set of guidelines to reduce cancer-causing radon gas in basements is itself dangerous. "This standard...

It’s official — the Harper government muzzled scientists. Some say it’s still happening

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...

Ontario man back home in Toronto rehab centre after being stuck in U.S. hospital

An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said there were no beds available back home is...

Ontario failing to recover millions in fraudulent OHIP billings by doctors

Ontario's Ministry of Health is doing little to crack down on doctors who improperly bill OHIP, according to information obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada.  A freedom of...

Man who donated kidney to stranger feeling ‘right as rain’

A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a stranger is recovering well and says he's touched by the outpouring...