Thursday, September 20, 2018

WHO calls for all countries to rid food of trans fats

The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. The United Nations agency...

Rid foods of trans fats within 5 years, WHO urges

The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. The United Nations agency...

When wasps attack: how to dodge the summer sting

It's the perfect time of year to lounge in the backyard to the delightful tune of a searing barbecue — but once the burgers...

‘Why am I not happy?’: What it’s like to have postpartum depression

Amanda Spidel had trouble getting pregnant with her first child. After her son was finally born, the stress of conceiving turned into anxiety around his health. Before...

Controversial U.S. stem cell clinics have Canadian connections

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 morning.  If you haven't...

Cannabidiol oil company stops sales to Canada after CBC investigation

A company selling cannabidiol oil has suspended sales in Canada after a CBC news investigation revealed its product is illegal.  HempWorx, a Las Vegas-based multi-level marketing...

WHO hopes to use Ebola vaccine to stem outbreak in remote area of Congo

The World Health Organization said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak in a remote area of Congo to...

$27.5M pledged to tame TB in Canada’s North may not be nearly enough

In an interview last month, Dr. Tom Wong of the Public Health Agency of Canada unequivocally stated that he will make sure the federal...

‘I just can’t afford it’: Low-income seniors struggle to find dental care, face 2-year...

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can't remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she's been...

Scientist wants all Canadian kids with cancer to receive genetic test for drug reactions

A scientist who developed a lab test to predict whether children with cancer are susceptible to potentially life-threatening side effects from three chemotherapy drugs...