Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Don’t give opioid-based cough, cold medication to children, Health Canada warns

Young children and adolescents should not be given cough and cold products containing opioids, such as codeine, after a safety review found early opioid...

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill's life changed in an instant. The 38-year-old surgeon, who helped develop Calgary's bariatric surgery program, was involved in a freak accident on...

Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak...

Too young for shingles? Think again

At 36, Lindsay Levy was shocked to find out she had shingles. Levy believed the pain in her right shoulder last October was a pulled muscle. But...

Former first responder creates equine therapy program to help others with PTSD

A former first responder with PTSD is spearheading an equine therapy program to support others with workplace-caused trauma. Jessica van der Hoek, the president of Prairie Sky...

An often-overlooked risk, the science of slips and falls can be life-saving

"All right," instructs the teacher. "Standing nice and tall. Use your chair for support please. With your right leg, we're going to lift it up...

Preventing the next fall: Slips, stumbles and spills dangerous for seniors

"All right," instructs the teacher. "Standing nice and tall. Use your chair for support please. With your right leg, we're going to lift it up...

Celery juice trend fills Instagram feeds, sells drinks but dietitian warns of ‘elaborate lie’

Celery juice is flooding social media, and the popular wellness craze is pushing heath-conscious people to shell out hundreds of dollars for the daily...

You and your poo: Why fecal medicine could be the next big buzz

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...

Ban gummy bears and other kid-friendly cannabis edibles, says Toronto medical officer of health

With Health Canada aiming to regulate edibles later this year, Toronto's medical officer of health is calling for a ban on products like gummy...