Tuesday, March 26, 2019

First Canada-wide study of first responders suggests much higher frequency of mental disorders

Results from Canada's first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they...

‘We see a lot of people who are struggling’: Youth mental health hard to...

Young people between 16 and 24 years old have more challenges than other age groups in getting mental health and addiction services in Canada,...

Hurricane Harvey survivors will face health risks even after emergency is over

The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences. It's...

Ontario health minister says province to invest $222M over 3 years on opioid crisis

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the provincial government will invest $222 million over three years to improve access to harm reduction services and...

Why cutting the fat and loading up on carbs can lead to poor health

Global dietary guidelines should change to suggest people can eat more fat than previously thought, with a view to preventing overconsumption of carbohydrates, according...

Hospital webcams let parents watch over neonatal ICU babies anytime, from anywhere

A new program at the neonatal intensive care unit at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital is allowing new parents to keep close watch over their...

German nurse killed at least 86 patients, prosecutors believe

A nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86...

Penicillin allergy labels are ‘frequent but frequently inaccurate,’ investigators find

Many people who are labelled as allergic to penicillin can safely take the important antibiotic, say doctors and pharmacists who brought testing to the bedside...

New risk for new moms and moms to be

Prenatal care for women without a primary care provider is one of the new services being offered as part of the Women’s Wellness Program....

Groups train workers to help LGBT seniors feel more comfortable in long-term care

Brian Hobbs remembers standing lookout while his friends, a gay couple in their 70s, performed the most innocent of acts: holding hands. One of the men had...