Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections

Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the defences of some antibiotic-resistant respiratory infections. It's hoped that the findings could someday benefit...

SECOND OPINION | Another look at obesity: It’s not simply about eating too much

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

Martin Shkreli’s lack of remorse could bite ‘Pharma Bro,’ experts say

Less than an hour after a U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli of securities fraud, the so-called "Pharma Bro" was back at his New York...

Opioid painkiller production cuts proposed in U.S.

A nurse educator explains educational materials on opioids and managing pain at a doctor's office in Elizabeth, Pa. The U.S. DEA's proposed production quotas...

How U of T is increasing the number of black medical school students

In a few weeks, a fresh crop of medical students will begin classes at the University of Toronto. By this time next year, Aquila Akingbade...

Andre De Grasse’s hamstring strain explained

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse's type of hamstring injury is a small tear, sports medicine experts say — but what does that mean? De Grasse, 22, said...

1 in 5 sausages tested across Canada contained different meat than labelled, study finds

 A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren't on the...

Why it’s good and bad that people don’t take all their painkillers after surgery

Surgery patients often have leftover opioids prescribed for pain, a new review suggests. Doctors in the U.S. say the findings reflect how little is known about how much pain...

Toronto may start bulk-buying naloxone after spate of opioid overdoses

Mayor John Tory says there's no "magic answer" for the spate of drug overdoses and deaths that has hit the city, but an emergency...

Police investigate Cord Blood Bank of Canada after mom raises questions about Health Canada...

A Greater Toronto Area police service has opened an investigation into the Toronto-based Cord Blood Bank of Canada after receiving a complaint from a...

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