Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Germ-blasting robot sets its sights on fighting C. difficile outbreaks

The Mississauga, Ont., company behind a robot that blasts away hospital germs using ultraviolet light says its Solaris Lytbot is the ideal weapon in the war...

Physical toll on trapped soccer team may hamper Thai cave rescue

The physical toll of being confined in a waterlogged Thailand cave for two weeks may complicate the rescue of the 13 still trapped inside, medical...

After rescue from Thai cave, boys face a physical and psychological battle

The eight boys rescued after spending the last two weeks trapped with four other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand now face a new...

After rescue from Thai cave, boys now face a physical and psychological battle

The four boys rescued on Sunday after spending the last two weeks trapped with eight other teammates and their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand...

The first test-tube baby turns 40

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...

Why heat waves kill

As the temperature, with humidity, felt like more than 40 C in southern Quebec this week, health officials reported that many of the more than...

What happens to your body when heat waves kill

As the temperature, with humidity, felt like more than 40 C in southern Quebec this week, health officials reported that many of the more than...

What happens to people when heat waves kill

As the temperature, with humidity, felt like more than 40 C in southern Quebec this week, health officials reported that many of the more than...

At least 44 heat-related deaths in Quebec as hot spell comes to an end

Temperatures are a bit cooler today across Quebec, after overnight showers brought an end to the six-day heat wave that consumed southern Quebec and...

OxyContin manufacturer says it has suspended active marketing of its opioids in Canada

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, says it has stopped actively promoting its prescription opioids in Canada, according to a letter the company's Canadian...