Sunday, June 24, 2018

WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, specifically an addictive behaviour disorder. The statement on Monday confirmed...

Drug patents could be Canada’s special weapon in U.S. trade dispute

​This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven't...

Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable

While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax, expert Corrine McIssac says the type of sores she...

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

California health officials proposed a regulation change on Friday that would declare coffee does not present a significant cancer risk. The proposal would counter a...

Study on moderate drinking and heart attack prevention shut down over ethical problems

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying...

Analyzing the ick factor: U of A study looks at deterrents to being a...

If you're looking to make a little extra coin — as well as providing relief for people with health issues — why not donate your poop to...

‘I can’t continue to do this forever’: Families with children aging out of care...

Every day, the Canto family speeds closer towards a precipice. Their son Matthew has severe cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care, and at 18, the...

Doctors not worried about aluminum foil

Doctors are not warning about the deadly consequences of using aluminum foil, contrary to a story being shared on social media. Such online claims are...

Police investigate after woman, 40, dies of complications from bedsore in long-term care facility

Police are investigating the death of a woman who was a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax, to determine if it was the...

Death of woman hospitalized for ‘horrific’ bedsore sparks criminal investigation

Editor's note and warning: A highly disturbing photo of Chrissy Dunnington's bedsore is contained at the bottom of this story. The photo has been...