Sunday, December 10, 2017

New drugs could cut frequency of migraines, studies suggest

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every...

More than half of U.S. children will be obese by age 35, study suggests

Nearly three in five children in the U.S. today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new...

‘Poop pills’ as good as colonoscopy to treat C. difficile: study

When it comes to treating Clostridium difficile with a fecal transplant — yes, human poop — swallowing a frozen capsule appears to have far...

Halifax sees highest number of mumps cases in a decade

Health authorities are warning the public about a string of mumps cases in the Halifax area. There have been 14 confirmed cases of mumps confirmed...

Ontario working to ban eye tattoos after woman injured

The Ontario government has added a ban on cosmetic eye tattoos to a proposed patient care bill after an Ottawa woman nearly lost her eye.  An artist...

‘No simple explanation’ for recent rise in streptococcal infections, public health agency says

As health officials in London, Ont., try to understand what's behind an outbreak of invasive group A streptococcal infections that began more than 18 months...

What you need to know about the streptococcus outbreak in London, Ont.

As health officials in London, Ont., try to understand what's behind an outbreak of invasive group A streptococcal infections that began more than 18 months...

Health Canada assisted private plasma clinics, newly released documents say

A coalition of health advocates recently held a news conference on Parliament Hill to release more than 800 documents showing how Health Canada officials worked...

1 in 10 medicines in poor countries are fake or substandard, WHO warns

About 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from...

Demand for fentanyl test strips booms — but test is not widely available

They aren't the type of calls that Iqbal Sunderani thought he would ever get. Parents who have lost their children to fentanyl overdoses ring up his biotechnology...

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