Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Child and teen obesity soars 10-fold worldwide in 40 years, WHO finds

The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially...

CTE confirmed in young B.C. bull rider who suffered repeated concussions

A young B.C. man who died earlier this year has become the first confirmed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a professional bull rider,...

Patients of female surgeons have slightly better outcomes, study suggests

Patients of female surgeons did slightly better following surgery than those whose surgeons were male, according to a Canadian study published in a British medical journal. The BMJ study compared outcomes...

Alcohol doses ‘through the roof’: Popular, potent alcoholic drinks landing Quebec young people in...

On a typical Saturday night in Montreal, four or five teens end up in hospital with alcohol poisoning, and a Montreal emergency room physician worries a...

New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital

When kids from northern communities have to fly south to see a doctor it can be scary to see the tall buildings and bustling...

Edmonton women’s prison failing Indigenous women, inmates with mental illness, advocates say

Poor treatment of Indigenous women and inmates with mental illness is behind the growing tension at the Edmonton Institution for Women, prisoner advocates say. The prison has...

UN starts cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees

UN agencies and Bangladesh's Health Ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease among more...

‘I felt like death:’ Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen

One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. Safaa...

New study finds widespread presence of pesticide in honey

A new study shows neonicotinoids — a commonly used pesticide that many scientists say is harmful to honeybees — are widely found in honey samples...

‘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...

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