Thursday, June 20, 2019

‘Doctor in your pocket’ apps provide telemedicine for a fee

Virtual medical services that connect family physicians and patients with minor illnesses and injuries are popping up online in Canada, leading to questions about the...

Disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor learns fate after use of fake medical implants

A disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor could be forced to leave the medical field for the second time today after a Go Public/Radio-Canada investigation revealed he...

Disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor loses licence after use of fake medical implants

A disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor has been kicked out of the medical field for a second time after a Go Public investigation revealed he was...

Enhanced support could help more seniors stay in own homes

More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors who go into residential care might have been able to stay at home with supports, according...

Meningitis vaccine offers some defence against gonorrhea, study finds

Researchers studying a mass vaccination campaign against meningitis have found a surprising side-effect — the shots also offered moderate protection against gonorrhea. The study, published in The Lancet medical...

Chlamydia testing for young women declines after revised Pap test guidelines

After Pap tests became less frequent in Canada, testing for chlamydia also decreased, say researchers who recommend that young women should ask their doctors about testing for the...

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 mark, ICRC says

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a health disaster...

Netflix eating disorders film To the Bone likely to raise controversy

It's been nine years since Hope Virgo battled anorexia in hospital in Bristol, England, and in that time she's avoided watching anything depicting the...

Patients with emergency surgery delays have higher risk of dying, study finds

Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed due to a lack of operating room resources have an increased risk of death or a need for...

This man lost his wife to a fentanyl overdose, now he wants Ontario to...

A Mississauga man whose wife died after years of fentanyl use can't believe the province doesn't track overdoses involving the prescription use of the drug...