Thursday, August 10, 2017

Police investigate Cord Blood Bank of Canada after mom raises questions about Health Canada...

A Greater Toronto Area police service has opened an investigation into the Toronto-based Cord Blood Bank of Canada after receiving a complaint from a...

Mom says child lucky to be alive after repeated misdiagnoses at Cape Dorset health...

A mother in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, says her child is lucky to be alive after her burst appendix was repeatedly misdiagnosed at the local health...

Scientists alter genes of human embryo to correct disease-causing mutation

U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed...

No more freebies: India plans crackdown on marketing by drugmakers

India, one of the world's largest markets for pharmaceuticals, is drawing up its first set of marketing rules for drugmakers, restricting gifts and trips...

Drug monitoring won’t address causes of addiction, front-line worker says

People who work with drug users are warning a prescription monitoring program the province is preparing to launch won't help fix the root causes...

Don’t let the hype around Lyme disease lead to unnecessary treatment, warns U of...

An infectious disease specialist at the University of Alberta Hospital says the risk of contracting Lyme disease from a tick bite is overblown.  "I think...

Rich or poor, all countries fail to support breastfeeding: UN

Experts said investing in breastfeeding could save hundreds of thousands of children's lives and bring major economic benefits. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media/Connecticut Post/Associated...

A prosthetic leg to match her skin tone: Regina woman wonders why it’s not...

On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to...

Sask. woman calling for inclusion after discovering lack of colour options for prostheses

On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to...

Jurors in fraud trial of ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli begin deliberations

A jury began deliberations Monday at the federal securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, the former biotech CEO best known for hiking up the...

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