Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Toronto harm reduction workers hope drug testing strips can help prevent fentanyl overdoses

At the overdose prevention site in Moss Park, harm reduction workers will soon have another tool to help drug users avoid fatal overdoses —...

How doctors are sparing patients from heart tests they don’t need

An echocardiogram, a common diagnostic test done on individuals such as this one in Los Angeles, may not always appropriately improve a patient's care....

Opioid volume down in Ont., but many still exceed recommended dose: report

Ontario doctors appear to be prescribing lower amounts of opioids overall to treat patients with pain, say researchers, but many longtime users continue to...

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in trial over talc cancer risks

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million US to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after...

Did you peek? Optometrist sees spike in calls following solar eclipse

Some optometrists are reporting a spike in calls from people who looked at the sun during Monday's solar eclipse. Dr. Kevin Mowbray at the Mount Pleasant...

Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of most vulnerable patient groups

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Canada's doctors have a major role to play in improving the health of the country's most vulnerable populations,...

Manitoba final province to sign health-care pact with feds

Manitoba has signed a health-care funding agreement with the federal government after months of delay. The province was the final hold-out to a deal that includes...

Major health study ‘by Inuit, for Inuit’ set to get underway in Nunavik

A major health study for Inuit in Nunavik is about to get underway, nearly 15 years after the last study highlighted a number of...

Looking at the solar eclipse caused lasting eye damage for this Islander

Debbie St. Onge Joslin didn't think anything of looking directly at a solar eclipse for 15 seconds in 1972. She now knows it damaged her eye...

Read this if you have a frail loved one

As of July 2015, there were more Canadians aged 65 and older than there were Canadians younger than 15, according to Statistics Canada. (David...

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