Monday, July 16, 2018

Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada says the...

Bring on the tats: Patients don’t mind if doctors sport body art

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...

Bring on the tats: Patients don’t mind if health-care providers sport body art

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...

Trump says the U.S. is not against breastfeeding, calls New York Times story ‘fake...

The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because...

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing

In the wake of a massive cancer screening failure, Ireland is set to start testing women for cervical cancer with a test for human...

How a bacteria-detecting strip of plastic film could help identify contaminated food

It's impossible to tell if meat is contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria by simply smelling or looking at it, but one day a glance at...

How a bacteria-detecting strip of plastic film could make best-before dates irrelevant

It's impossible to tell if meat is contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria by simply smelling or looking at it, but one day a glance at...

Germ-blasting robot sets its sights on fighting C. difficile outbreaks

The Mississauga, Ont., company behind a robot that blasts away hospital germs using ultraviolet light says its Solaris Lytbot is the ideal weapon in the war...

After rescue from Thai cave, boys now face a physical and psychological battle

The four boys rescued on Sunday after spending the last two weeks trapped with eight other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand...

After rescue from Thai cave, boys face a physical and psychological battle

The eight boys rescued after spending the last two weeks trapped with four other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand now face a new...