Sunday, January 20, 2019

SECOND OPINION | New secrets from tobacco industry documents

Hello and happy Saturday!  Welcome to our summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

System ‘stretched to max capacity’ as neonatal ICUs see surge in sick babies, doctors...

Ontario doctors are warning there are not enough intensive-care beds for newborn babies following what provincial health officials call a "surge" in the number of sick premature infants over the...

Health Canada warns of suffocation risks of baby nests

Health Canada is warning the public about the suffocation risk associated with baby nests — small, portable beds with soft, padded sides. Also called baby pods, they are...

Increased demand leads to global shortage of diabetes equipment component

A global shortage of a component used in conjunction with a popular brand of insulin pump has left some people resorting to older methods...

Many seeking opioid recovery in U.S. find relapse and fraud

The Reflections treatment centre looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance...

Toronto orchestra vocalists told only ‘fit and slim’ performers can wear tight-fitting dresses

Performers who have worked with a Toronto orchestra are speaking out after they received a shocking email asking vocalists who are not "physically fit and...

Improving access to mental health counselling a priority at UBC

When over 45,000 students start another semester of classes at the University of British Columbia next month, they'll be given information to help them...

Why athletes’ concussion MRIs ‘not all doom and gloom’

Varsity athletes who are medically cleared to return to play after a concussion show changes — but not impairments — in their brain structure and...

Antimalarial drug mefloquine drove her husband ‘to madness,’ Sask. woman says

The pictures are haunting: A Canadian Airborne soldier holds a wounded Somali teenager at gunpoint. The teen is bloodied and beaten. He died soon after the...

Safety and oversight questions emerge over placenta capsules

Health professionals are warning new moms that consuming placenta capsules can carry health risks, and there's a lack of oversight in how they're made. While there...