Wednesday, December 13, 2017

‘Smart bandage’ developed in B.C. changes colour at first signs of infection

A wound dressing that detects the first signs of infection is more than just a Band-Aid solution for the University of Victoria researchers who developed it. University of...

Let them fidget: Children with ADHD seem to learn better when they’re moving

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them...

More than 2,000 Canadians have died with medical assistance since legalization

More than 2,000 Canadians have ended their lives legally with the help of a doctor, and most of them were suffering from terminal cancer. According to the latest...

Plant height restrictions out, timeline for edibles added to Liberals’ pot bill

The Liberal government's marijuana bill has returned from a parliamentary committee with a few tweaks, including a requirement that edibles and other concentrated forms of cannabis...

Celiac disease goes undiagnosed in 90% of cases, Canadian researchers find

Celiac disease is common but mostly goes undiagnosed, say Canadian nutrition researchers who studied the blood work of nearly 3,000 people.  For those with celiac...

Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

U.S. President Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing...

‘You’re trying to solve a drug problem with another drug’: Vaccines for cocaine, heroin...

Vaccines are lifesavers. Over the past century vaccines for polio, cholera and measles have saved millions of lives. And as a global drug epidemic deepens, claiming more and more lives,...

‘It gave me a sense of closure’: Database on Inuit tuberculosis graves offers some...

It was something of a fluke how Mary Nashook found her grandfather's grave. She was heading to Quebec City to work as an English-Inuktitut interpreter...

Madagascar experiencing rapid spread of disease known as the Black Death in Middle Ages

Elisah Raharimalala and her daughter wear face masks as they make their way around the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, a city of more than...

New figures show hospital overcrowding will have ‘drastic impact’ on care, Ontario NDP says

The pressure is growing on the Wynne government to tackle chronic overcrowding in the province's hospitals after repeated revelations about patients being cared for...

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