Friday, April 26, 2019

Some doctors urging Bill Morneau to go ahead with tax changes

Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of...

Read this if your teen wants a tattoo

Tattoos and body piercing are increasingly popular.  A recent survey in the U.S. found that four in ten people age 18 to 29 have at...

Infant cereal recalled due to possible gluten content

The recall was triggered as a result of tests done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) A national recall is underway...

Reversing Type 2 diabetes? Yes, it can be done

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

Opioid stats coming into focus, but impact on Indigenous communities largely unknown

The parking lot at the gas station on this New Brunswick reserve is empty except for a lone man sitting on a bench, sipping a...

Health Canada trans fat ban takes effect next year

Artificial trans fat will finally be off our plates, Heart & Stroke says, nearly 12 years after the move was recommended to the federal government. Health...

People who most need prescribed heart disease prevention drugs least likely to get them

Socioeconomic inequities may be preventing millions of people in the U.S. from getting standard medications to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Canadian doctors who see...

Delaying legal edible cannabis products won’t keep them off street, MPs told

A B.C. pot activist and dispensary owner told MPs studying the government's cannabis legalization bill Friday that excluding edible cannabis products from next year's...

Terry Fox then and now: How new technology would have changed his run

An orthotics and prosthetics technician on P.E.I. has created a replica of the artificial leg Terry Fox ran on in 1980, and is displaying...

‘I want somebody to pay attention’: Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked in Canada

Shahnaz Azarbehi wants to die on her own terms, but she says her wishes aren't being taken seriously. The 67-year-old Toronto resident is in good...