Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Increased demand leads to global shortage of diabetes equipment component

A global shortage of a component used in conjunction with a popular brand of insulin pump has left some people resorting to older methods...

Many seeking opioid recovery in U.S. find relapse and fraud

The Reflections treatment centre looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance...

Toronto orchestra vocalists told only ‘fit and slim’ performers can wear tight-fitting dresses

Performers who have worked with a Toronto orchestra are speaking out after they received a shocking email asking vocalists who are not "physically fit and...

Improving access to mental health counselling a priority at UBC

When over 45,000 students start another semester of classes at the University of British Columbia next month, they'll be given information to help them...

Why athletes’ concussion MRIs ‘not all doom and gloom’

Varsity athletes who are medically cleared to return to play after a concussion show changes — but not impairments — in their brain structure and...

Antimalarial drug mefloquine drove her husband ‘to madness,’ Sask. woman says

The pictures are haunting: A Canadian Airborne soldier holds a wounded Somali teenager at gunpoint. The teen is bloodied and beaten. He died soon after the...

Safety and oversight questions emerge over placenta capsules

Health professionals are warning new moms that consuming placenta capsules can carry health risks, and there's a lack of oversight in how they're made. While there...

Dirty needles in the playground: St. John’s drug dangers move into the schoolyard

In the corner of a schoolyard in downtown St. John's, a mother teaches her son a lesson he should never have to learn. "This is what a...

Doctors must help remedy opioid crisis in Canada, CMA meeting hears

Canada's opioid epidemic isn't a single crisis but a complex set of overlapping crises that will take multiple strategies to solve, a panel of experts...

Conditions creating ‘perfect storm’ for West Nile outbreak in Ontario, says expert

A West Nile "epidemic" that could see more than 330 human cases in Ontario is imminent, according to a report released by researchers at...

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