Sunday, August 18, 2019

The real story behind the sudden drop in Canada’s drug prices

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

What would a million cigarettes cost? Health Canada wants to know

The federal government is doing a little window-shopping for cigarettes — a million of them. Health Canada recently issued a tender notice asking suppliers what...

Mother’s abortion history may influence her daughter

When mothers had a greater number of abortions, their daughters' likelihood of having one or more went up as well. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) A...

Moncton pharmacist fined for drug-dispensing mistake that led to patient’s death

A Moncton pharmacist has been fined and reprimanded by the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists after someone on his staff made a dispensing error that...

Time limit for stroke patients to have clot-removal procedure to be extended

Dr. Ayman Hassan still thinks about his past stroke patients who have been left with disabilities, wondering if more time to get them a specialized...

New stroke guidelines mean more patients could get life-changing treatment

Dr. Ayman Hassan still thinks about his past stroke patients who have been left with disabilities, wondering if more time to get them a specialized...

Type 2 diabetes in cats a near purr-fect match to human version

Any pet owner can tell you, pets become part of the family. And for all of the differences between you and, say, your dog...

Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies

Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side-effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments...

Breast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, ‘You need heart and you need compassion’

"You go first." In a west-end Toronto pinball parlour, Jennifer Schultz, 45, is engaged in an intense game of Whirlwind with her 12-year-old, daughter Jameson. "You got...

Women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease, new report says

Women urgently need to catch up to men in Canada's health-care system because they are suffering and dying unnecessarily from heart disease, according to a new report. Heart...